System Administration Guide: IP Services

ProcedureHow to Configure a BOOTP Relay Agent (DHCP Manager)

Before You Begin

Make sure that you have read Chapter 13, Planning for DHCP Service (Tasks) before you configure your BOOTP relay agent. In particular, you should see Selecting a Host to Run the DHCP Service for help in selecting the system to use.

  1. Become superuser on the server system.

  2. Start the DHCP Manager.

    #/usr/sadm/admin/bin/dhcpmgr &

    If the system has not been configured as a DHCP server or BOOTP relay agent, the DHCP Configuration Wizard starts. If the system has already been configured as a DHCP server, you must first unconfigure the server. See Unconfiguring DHCP Servers and BOOTP Relay Agents.

  3. Select Configure as BOOTP Relay.

    The Configure BOOTP Relay dialog box opens.

  4. Type the IP address or host name of one or more DHCP servers, and click Add.

    The specified DHCP servers must be configured to handle BOOTP or DHCP requests received by this BOOTP relay agent.

  5. Click OK to exit the dialog box.

    Notice that DHCP Manager offers only the File menu to exit the application and the Service menu to manage the server. The disabled menu options are useful only on a DHCP server.