bootparamd, rpc.bootparamd - boot parameter server
rpc.bootparamd [-d] [-s] [-r router] [-f file]
bootparamd is a server process that provides information to
clients necessary for booting. It consults the file
should normally be started from /etc/rc.
This version will allow the use of aliases on the hostname
/etc/bootparams file. The hostname returned in response to
client's whoami request will be the name that appears in the
not the canonical name. In this way you can keep the answer
so that machines that cannot handle long hostnames won't
While parsing, if a line containing just ``+'' is found, and
the YP subsystem
is active, the YP map bootparams will be searched immediately.
The options are as follows:
-d Display the debugging information. The daemon does
not fork in
-s Log the debugging information with syslog.
-r Set the default router (a hostname or IP address).
to the machine running the server.
-f Specify the file to read boot parameters from. Defaults to
/etc/bootparams default configuration file
Originally written by Klas Heggemann <email@example.com>.
You may find the syslog loggings too verbose.
It's not clear if the non-canonical hack mentioned above is
a good idea.
If rpc.bootparamd is run on a system which is also running
YP, your YP
domainname will be made public information.
OpenBSD 3.6 January 8, 1994
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