Bootp of JetDirect over FDDI link
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HP 4Si attached to JetDirect card
I am unable to use bootp to boot my JetDirect.
Performed the following checks:
Entry is there - no blank fields or
fields with names but no values.
bootps wasn't commented out so bootp was operational.
Commented out bootps line
refresh -s inetd
ps -ef |grep bootpd
Started bootpd in debug mode:
bootpd -d -d -d -d -s
Power cycled the printer. We get bootp requests and
send replies.... The requests just keep coming in.
You are using FDDI link - broadcast bootp can NOT be
performed across FDDI.
You can setup IP address of the printer on its front
panel and print to it afterwards.
Also discussed why you cannot do bootp across routers
for HPJetDirect - it sends out arp entry before it
sends out its bootp requests. Assuming the router is
configured to allow bootp requests and replies across
to other network segments, since we will have an arp
entry we will send the reply back TO AN IP ADDRESS
WHICH DOES NOT YET EXIST. The only way to bootp a
JetDirect across a router is if the router has a
bootp helper function for just such a purpose. Some
Cisco routers have this ability.
You can setup IP addresses on the front panel of the
printer, or you can use a PC with software like
Support Line: Bootp of JetDirect over FDDI link ITEM: BJ7278L
Dated: June 1996 Category: N/A
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