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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     bootparams - boot parameter database

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]


DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     The bootparams file specifies the boot parameters that diskless(8)
     clients  may  request  when  booting over the network.  Each
client supported
     by this server must have an entry  in  the  bootparams  file
containing the
     pathnames for its root and (optionally) swap areas.

     Each  line  in the file (other than comment lines that begin
with a #)
     specifies the client name followed by the pathnames that the
client may
     request  by their logical names.  The components of the line
are delimited
     with blank or tab, and may be continued onto multiple  lines
with a backslash.

     For example:

           client                 root=server:/export/client/root
swap=server:/export/client/swap                        dump=server:/export/client/swap

     When the client named "client" requests the pathname for its
     "root" it will be given the server name ``server''  and  the
     ``/export/client/root''  as the response to its RPC request.

     A line containing simply "+" will cause  YP  lookups  to  be
done on the YP
     map "bootparams".

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]

     /etc/bootparams  default configuration file

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

     diskless(8), rpc.bootparamd(8), yp(8)

OpenBSD      3.6                          October     2,     1994
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