bootpgw - Internet BOOTP Protocol gateway
/usr/opt/obsolete/usr/sbin/bootpgw [-d level] [-t timeout]
[-h hopcount] [-w waittime] server [server...]
Sets the debug-level variable that controls the number of
debugging messages generated. For example, -d 4 sets the
debugging level to 4. Sets the maximum hop count a BOOTP
request can contain for this bootpgw daemon to forward the
packet. The default is 4. Specifies the timeout value
(in minutes) that the bootpgw process waits for a BOOTP
packet before exiting. If no packets are received for
timeout minutes, the program exits. A timeout value of
zero means run forever. When the bootpgw daemon is not
started using the inetd daemon, this option is forced to
0. Specifies the minimum wait time in seconds. Requests
are forwarded only if the client has been waiting for at
least the specified time. The default value is 0.
Specifies the name or IP address of a BOOTP server to
which the bootpgw forwards BOOTP requests.
The bootpgw daemon implements a simple BOOTP gateway that
can be used to forward requests and responses between
clients and BOOTP servers (for example, bootpd) on different
subnets. In order to use the bootpgw daemon, you must
install the Obsolete Commands and Utilities subset (OSFOBSOLETExxx).
The bootpgw can be started by the /usr/sbin/inetd daemon
by specifying the following line in the /etc/inetd.conf
file: bootps dgram udp wait root /usr/sbin/bootpgw bootpgw
Note that server specifies the name or IP address of a
bootp server to which the bootpgw forwards bootp requests.
You may not have the bootpd daemon and the bootpgw daemon
running on the same system because they listen on the same
When the bootpgw daemon is started, it determines the
address of a BOOTP server whose name is provided as a command
line parameter. When the bootpgw daemon receives a
BOOTREQUEST packet, it sets the gateway address and hop
count fields in the packet and forwards it to the BOOTP
server at the address determined earlier.
Then the bootpgw daemon looks in the /etc/services file to
find the port numbers it should use. The following two
entries are extracted: The bootp server listening port.
The destination port used to reply to clients. If the
port numbers cannot be determined this way, they are
assumed to be 67 for the server and 68 for the client.
You cannot run bootpgw and bprelay on the same system at
the same time.
Defines the sockets and protocols used for Internet services.
Commands: bootpd(8), bprelay(8), inetd(8), joind(8)
DARPA Internet Request For Comments:
Bootstrap Protocol (RFC 951),
Clarifications and Extensions for the Bootstrap Protocol
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