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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     bootparamd -- boot parameter server

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     bootparamd [-ds] [-r router] [-f file]

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     The bootparamd utility is a server process that provides information to
     diskless(8) clients necessary for booting.  It consults the
     /etc/bootparams file.

     This version will allow the use of aliases on the hostname in the
     /etc/bootparams file.  The returned hostname to the whoami request done
     by the booting client will be the name that appears in /etc/bootparams
     and not the canonical name.  In this way you can keep the answer short
     enough so that machines that cannot handle long hostnames will not fail
     during boot.

OPTIONS    [Toc]    [Back]

     -d 	 Display the debugging information.

     -s 	 Log the debugging information with syslog(3).

     -r router	 The default router (a machine or an IP-address).  This
		 defaults to the machine running the server.

     -f file	 The file to use as boot parameter file instead of

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]

     /etc/bootparams  default boot parameter file

EXAMPLES    [Toc]    [Back]

     When netbooting diskless SunOS/Xkernel SPARCstations the booted SunOS
     kernel also broadcasts to the all-0 address.  The SunOS kernel hangs
     until it receives a reply.  To accommodate this behaviour add an alias
     address that responds to an all-0 broadcast.  So, add something like
     `ifconfig xl0 netmask broadcast alias' on the relevant network interface on your bootparamd
     server.  The alias address must of course be free for use.

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

     syslog(3), bootparams(5), diskless(8)

BUGS    [Toc]    [Back]

     You may find the syslog(3) loggings to be verbose.

AUTHORS    [Toc]    [Back]

     Written by Klas Heggemann <klas@nada.kth.se>.

FreeBSD 5.2.1		       December 14, 2000		 FreeBSD 5.2.1
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