[ECOS] again: server_test dosn't work

Gary Thomas gthomas@redhat.com
Thu Jan 10 07:17:00 GMT 2002

On Thu, 2002-01-10 at 07:45, Martin Buck wrote:
> Andrew Lunn wrote:
> > There are a few solutions to the problem.....
> > 
> > Use bootp and DHCP, one for each IP address and configure the servers
> > with different IP address ranges.
> > 
> > Statically allocate an IP address for one of the stacks. Get the other
> > dynamically.
> Or teach the DHCP client code to use different client identifiers for
> Redboot and eCos. Then the DHCP server could look at the client
> identifiers in the DHCP request and assign different IP addresses, even
> if the Ethernet addresses in both requests are the same.
> But does DHCP with Redboot work properly at all? Does Redboot still
> renew its lease once eCos is running? If not, you have to use BOOTP or
> static addresses anyway.

RedBoot [currently] only uses BOOTP.  eCos uses DHCP by default.  Thus
it should be easy to force the DHCP+BOOTP server to differentiate if you
so chose.

Note: there is [again currently] no way for RedBoot to pass a lease on 
to the eCos program even if it did use DHCP.

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