This section describes how to configure the print server using
BOOTP (Bootstrap Protocol) and TFTP (Trivial File Transfer
Protocol) services on UNIX servers. BOOTP and TFTP are used to
download network configuration data from a server to the HP
Jetdirect print server over the network.
Why Use BOOTP/TFTP
Using BOOTP/TFTP to download configuration data has the
Enhanced configuration control of the HP Jetdirect print server.
Configuration by other methods, such as a printer 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 HP Jetdirect print server configuration. Complete
network configuration can be automatically downloaded each
time the print server is powered on.
The factory-default state of the HP Jetdirect print server is to
operate through BOOTP/TFTP.
On supported Windows server systems, use the
Microsoft DHCP utilities to set up HP Jetdirect
configuration via BOOTP. For more information,
see "Using DHCP".
If the Jetdirect print server and BOOTP/DHCP
server are located on different subnets, IP
configuration may fail unless the routing device
supports "BOOTP Relay" (allows the transfer of
BOOTP requests between subnets).
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