bootpc - bootp client
] [--dev device
] [--server addr
] [--in2host addr
This manual page documents briefly the bootpc
command. This manual page
was written for the Debian GNU/Linux
distribution (but may be used by
others), because the original program does not have a manual page.
is a boot protocol client used to grab the machine's IP address,
set up DNS nameservers and other useful information.
- --bootfile file
- Tell the server to use file as the boot file.
- --dev device
- Use device to communicate with the server.
- Be verbose.
- Produce debugging output.
- --server addr
- Use the IP address addr to communicate with the
- --hwaddr addr
- Use addr as our hardware address rather than what
the operating system gives us.
- Terminate the program if a failure occurs. By default
bootpc will ask the user to press a key if the request did not
- --waitformore length
- Wait for more responses when one is received. bootpc
will wait for at most length seconds. This is probably only useful
- --in2host addr
- Takes an address and returns useful bits of the name after
lookup, this was a separate program, but it is more compact to have both
- Tell the server to send back a broadcast reply. This is
necessary on Linux 2.1 and 2.2.
- Display the usage of bootpc.
This manual page was written by Herbert Xu <email@example.com>, for the
system (but may be used by others).