Mac OS X bootpd configuration

Joel Bernstein joel at
Thu Sep 29 00:03:52 BST 2011

On 29 September 2011 00:52, David Cantrell <david at> wrote:

> I have a Mac Mini, running OS X 10.6.something.  I'm using it as,
> amongst other things, a wireless base station.
> Apple's bootpd keeps its config in a hateful XML file in
> /etc/bootpd.plist, and I need to change one value in it - it seems that
> I need to change reply_threshold_seconds from 4 to 0 so that my shiny
> new Kindle can connect.
> But can I edit that file?  Hell no.

You should be able to do this with "defaults write
/etc/bootpd reply_threshold_seconds 0".
man 1 defaults for more information on this interface.


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