Following quote from the Windows NT Networking Guide from MS' Windows
NT Resource Kit:
BOOTP is the bootstrap protocol used to configure systems across internetworks.
DHCP is an extension of BOOTP. Although Microsoft DHCP Server does not
support BOOTP, it has no problem interoperating with an existing BOOTP
installation. The DHCP server simply ignores BOOTP packets that it recieves.
Does this mean that all of the PC's on my network which currently use
BOOTP, and all of my HP printers, which can ONLY use BOOTP, cannot
use an NT DHCP server?????? The DHCP protocol was created to be backward
compatible with BOOTP, though now it looks like MS DHCP is not the
If I wanted to use a new network configuration protocol that was
incompatible with everything that I am currently using, I could have
created it myself.
Is there another DHCP server built to be compatible with BOOTP requests
which runs on NT?
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