> I was playing around and I think maybe I found
>the solution. bootpd is an "Internet boot protocol server".
>I'm really just a hack so don't take this advice too seriously
>but what I did was comment out the following line in /etc/inetd.conf :
>bootps dgram udp wait root /usr/sbin/bootpd bootpd
Also note that no version of solaris that I'm aware of has shipped with
that line in inetd.conf, nor with /usr/sbin/bootpd (although it does
have a dhcp server).
That means that this was set up on your server by someone in the past.
You may be disabling something that is needed for some other systems.
Quote:>If I understand correctly this is used to boot systems over
>the network which I have no plans of doing. I could be all
>wrong about this, but my system did succesfully reboot and
>no more messages.
I'm sure your sun will reboot and will not give you those messages any
more. There is some chance that some other system somewhere (xterminal,
printer,...) will not reboot successfully.
You might want to look for a file called bootptab and see if any of the
systems in it are still around and used. Those would be the machines
that the bootpserver is handing out addresses to.
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