How do I use information about NTP servers given in a BOOTP reply?
If you are using Microsoft Windows or Macintosh, you have to check whether your DHCP client software or your NTP software contains such a feature already. If not, you are probably out of luck. If you are using a UNIX system, you may be able to install the needed code yourself. Of course, exactly what is needed depends on your particular software, but if you are comfortable editing the initialization scripts, it shouldn’t be too hard. In general, UNIX systems implement BOOTP/DHCP via a client daemon which handles the interaction with the DHCP server. But often, the daemon does not itself set up the network interface’s address or do any other work based on the DHCP reply. Instead, it stores the information in some suitable place, and activates an initialization script to use that information to adjust the computer’s configuration. Your first job is to identify the correct script. Start by tracking down the script that brings up the interface during normal startup. That script will have c