DHCP Option 66

Posted on 2005-03-10
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Last Modified: 2008-02-01
I am trying to install a shoretel VOIP system.  One requirement is to
setup option 66 in DHCP.  I am using Netware 5.1 and option 66 is not
available.  I read in other postings to use the subnet option tab and
check the "set boot parameter"  and put in the server ip address and
server name.. but I don't know what to put in for the boot file name.

Any help is appreciated.


Question by:mozalas
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What is your Support Pack version?  Are you running the latest available DHCP server for 5.1?  Are you using the latest DNS/DHCP Java Console?

I think the TID you're following is for setting up both option 66 and 67, which together is intended for telling diskless workstations where to find the boot file.  66 is the TFTP server name and 67 is the boot file name.  If you don't need 67 for the shoretel system you shouldn't have to specify the boot file name.

Have you tried it with nothing in the boot file name field?  Does that fulfill the requirements of the shoretel system?  That should present whatever IP/name you specified as the TFTP server, which should be your Option 66.

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ID: 13522320
I tried setting up without anything in the boot file name field and it didn't work.

I was able to get the tftp/ IP phones to work... I have one Netware 6.5 server, so I ran the DHCP utility from that and added option 66.  

Thanks anyway

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Good call.  Didn't know you had modern NetWare.

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