How To Install bootp on Kali Linux

In this tutorial we learn how to install bootp on Kali Linux. bootp is server for the bootp protocol with DHCP support

Introduction

In this tutorial we learn how to install bootp on Kali Linux.

What is bootp

This is a server for the bootp protocol; which allows network administrator to setup networking information for clients via an /etc/bootptab on a server so that the clients can automatically get their networking information. While this server includes rudimentary DHCP support as well, we suggest using the dhcp package if you need DHCP support, as it is much more complete.

There are three ways to install bootp on Kali Linux . We can use apt-get, apt and aptitude. In the following sections we will describe each method. You can choose one of them.

Install bootp Using apt-get

Update apt database with apt-get using the following command.

sudo apt-get update

After updating apt database, We can install bootp using apt-get by running the following command:

sudo apt-get -y install bootp

Install bootp Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

After updating apt database, We can install bootp using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install bootp

Install bootp Using aptitude

If you want to follow this method, you might need to install aptitude first since aptitude is usually not installed by default on Kali Linux. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

After updating apt database, We can install bootp using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install bootp

How To Uninstall bootp on Kali Linux

To uninstall only the bootp package we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get remove bootp

Uninstall bootp And Its Dependencies

To uninstall bootp and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Kali Linux, we can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove bootp

Remove bootp Configurations and Data

To remove bootp configuration and data from Kali Linux we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y purge bootp

Remove bootp configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

We can use the following command to remove bootp configurations, data and all of its dependencies, we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge bootp

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Summary

In this tutorial we learn how to install bootp using different package management tools like apt, apt-get and aptitude.