bootpd.plist editing... need assistance

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

  1. macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2009
    #1
    I am new to Terminal and am trying to edit the bootpd.plist to fix a DHCP error.

    I want to add this line:

    <key>reply_threshold_seconds</key>
    <integer>o</integer>

    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.

    Nodge
     
  2. macrumors 68040

    calderone

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2009
    Location:
    Seattle
    #2
    You need to run whatever text editor you are using with elevated privileges. You do this by placing

    Code:
    sudo
    before your command.

    For example:

    Code:
     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

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

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2010
    #3
    Thanks

    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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