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bootparamd

BOOTPARAMD(8) System Manager's Manual BOOTPARAMD(8)

NAME

bootparamdboot parameter server

SYNOPSIS

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

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/bootparams.

FILES

/etc/bootparams

BUGS

You may find the syslog loggings too verbose.

AUTHOR

Written by Klas Heggemann <klas@nada.kth.se>
November 8, 1989 Linux NetKit (0.17)