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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     bootparamd, rpc.bootparamd - boot parameter server

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     rpc.bootparamd [-d] [-s] [-r router] [-f file]

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     bootparamd is a server process that provides information  to
     clients   necessary  for  booting.   It  consults  the  file
/etc/bootparams.  It
     should normally be started from /etc/rc.

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

     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
             this case.

     -s      Log the debugging information with syslog.

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

     -f       Specify the file to read boot parameters from.  Defaults to

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]

     /etc/bootparams  default configuration file

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

     bootparams(5), diskless(8)

AUTHORS    [Toc]    [Back]

     Originally written by Klas Heggemann <klas@nada.kth.se>.

BUGS    [Toc]    [Back]

     You may find the syslog loggings too verbose.

     It's not clear if the non-canonical hack mentioned above  is
a good idea.

WARNING    [Toc]    [Back]

     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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