bootparamd



BOOTPARAMD(8)             BSD System Manager’s Manual            BOOTPARAMD(8)


NAME

     bootparamd - boot parameter server


SYNOPSIS

     rpc.bootparamd [-d] [-s] [-r router] [-f file] [-l]


DESCRIPTION

     bootparamd is a server process that provides information to diskless
     clients necessary for booting. It consults the /etc/bootparams file to
     find the information it needs.

     This version will allow the use of aliases on the hostname in the
     /etc/bootparams file. The returned hostname to the whoami request done by
     the booting client will be the name that appears in /etc/bootparams and
     not the canonical name. In this way you can keep the answer short enough
     so that machines that cannot handle long hostnames won’t fail during
     boot.


OPTIONS

     -d      Display debugging information.

     -s      Log the debugging information to syslog.

     -r router
             The default router (a machine or an IP-address).  This defaults
             to the machine running the server.

     -f file
             The file to use as boot parameter file instead of /etc/boot-
             params.

     -l      Turn off DNS lookup during host search.


FILES

     /etc/bootparams


BUGS

     You may find the syslog loggings too verbose.


AUTHOR

     Written by Klas Heggemann <klas@nada.kth.se>


Linux NetKit (0.17-pre-20000412November 8, 198Linux NetKit (0.17-pre-20000412)



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