>I'm a little out of my league here, but...
>>1. I was wondering if I can use my Windows NT DHCP server to
>>service my BOOTP client ?
>I don't believe so. BOOTP is an optional extenstion to DHCP and Microsoft
>chose not to implement it.
>>3. If a BOOTP client does not know its IP address, is it
>>possible for DHCP servers on remote subnets to be able to
>>service it.i.e Will the BOOTP relay agents forward
>>(route) limited broadcasts made by the DHCP server to the
>I don't think so.
For question 3, a BOOTP Relay will forward a DHCP packet, and a central
DHCP server can allocate IP addresses across multiple subnets.
Also, the BOOTP RFC states that a BOOTP response doesn't have to be a
broadcast (the server may add an entry for the client in its arp cache),
so if the DHCP server can do this then the response would be a directed
datagram. I'm sure someone could trace this out and tell us if DHCP
responds with directed datagrams.
This information doesn't help much, though, unless you have DHCP clients
on the other end.
I'm working on a BOOTP server for NT.