Why use BOOTP?
Using BOOTP to download configuration data has the following benefits:
Enhanced configuration control of the all-in-one. Configuration by other methods, such as an all-
in-one control panel, are limited to select parameters.
Ease of configuration management. Network configuration parameters for the entire network
can be in one location.
Ease of configuration. Complete network configuration can be automatically downloaded each
time the all-in-one is powered on.
BOOTP operation is similar to DHCP, but the resulting IP parameters will be the
same when powered off/on. In DHCP, IP configuration parameters are leased and may
change over time. When in its factory-default state and powered on, the all-in-one will attempt
to automatically configure itself using several dynamic methods, one of which is BOOTP.
Chapter 9 Networking