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bootpd.plist editing... need assistance

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by theNodge, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

    I am new to Terminal and am trying to edit the bootpd.plist to fix a DHCP error.

    I want to add this line:


    but everytime I try to save it, it says I dont have the privilages.
    I am logged in as ladmin. Should DHCP be off before I edit this?

    need some help, thanks.

  2. macrumors 68040


    You need to run whatever text editor you are using with elevated privileges. You do this by placing

    before your command.

    For example:

     sudo nano /etc/bootpd.plist
    If you run into problems with the plist (it isn't loaded), you may need to check the syntax or convert the plist to the proper format. Type

    man plutil
    For details on how to do this. This is good practice when modifying plists.
  3. macrumors member


    Thanks for those comments about how to edit it. i've found it very useful (even though i am not the OP).

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