bootptest - send BOOTP queries and print responses
[ -f bootfile
] [ -h
] [ -m
sends BOOTP requests to the host specified as
at one-second intervals until either a response is
received, or until ten requests have gone unanswered. After a response is
will wait one more second listening for additional
- bootfile Fill in the boot file field of the request
- Use the hardware (Ethernet) address to identify the client.
By default, the IP address is copied into the request indicating that this
client already knows its IP address.
- magic_number Initialize the first word of the vendor
options field with magic_number.
may be specified, in which case bootptest
(binary) contents of this file to initialize the options
area of the
The bootptest program is a combination of original and derived works. The main
program module (bootptest.c) is original work by Gordon W. Ross
<firstname.lastname@example.org>. The packet printing module (print-bootp.c) is a slightly
modified version of a file from the BSD tcpdump program.
This program includes software developed by the University of California,
Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and its contributors. (See the copyright notice
- BOOTSTRAP PROTOCOL (BOOTP)
- BOOTP Vendor Information Extensions