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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       bootpd - Internet Boot Protocol (BOOTP) server

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

       /usr/opt/obsolete/usr/sbin/bootpd [-c chdir-path] [-ttimeout]
 [-d debug-level] [configfile [dumpfile]]

OPTIONS    [Toc]    [Back]

       Sets the current directory used by a bootpd process  while
       checking  the  existence  and  size  of client boot files.
       This is useful when client boot  files  are  specified  as
       relative pathnames and the bootpd process needs to use the
       same current  directory  as  the  TFTP  server  (typically
       /tftpboot).   Sets  the debug-level variable that controls
       the number of debugging messages generated.  For  example,
       -d  4  sets the debugging level to 4.  Valid entries are 1
       to 4, where 1 specifies lower level of messages and 4  the
       highest.   Specifies the timeout value (in minutes) that a
       bootpd 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 that  a  bootpd
       process  will wait forever.  When the bootpd daemon is not
       started using the inetd daemon, this option is  forced  to

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       The  bootpd  daemon  implements  an Internet Boot Protocol
       server as defined in RFC 951, RFC 1532, and RFC  1533.  In
       order to use the bootpd daemon, you must install the Obsolete
 Commands and Utilities subset  (OSFOBSOLETExxx).   It
       can  be started by the /usr/sbin/inetd daemon by including
       the following line in  the  /etc/inetd.conf  file:  bootps
       dgram udp wait root /usr/sbin/bootpd bootpd

       This  causes bootpd to be started only when a boot request
       arrives.  If bootpd does not receive another boot  request
       within  fifteen  minutes  of  the last one it received, it
       exits to conserve system resources.  The -t option can  be
       used  to specify a different timeout value in minutes (for
       example, -t20).  A timeout value of zero means forever.

       To run the bootpd daemon, you must also run the tftpd daemon.

       Upon  startup,  bootpd first reads its configuration file,
       /etc/bootptab, and then begins listening  for  BOOTREQUEST
       packets.  See bootptab(4) for a description of the configuration
 file. The bootpd daemon looks in /etc/services  to
       find  the  port  numbers  it  should use.  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.

       The  bootpd  daemon rereads its configuration file when it
       receives a hangup signal, SIGHUP, or when  it  receives  a
       bootp  request  packet  and detects that the file has been
       updated.  Hosts can be added, deleted,  or  modified  when
       the  configuration  file is reread.  If bootpd is compiled
       with the -DDEBUG  option,  receipt  of  a  SIGUSR1  signal
       causes  it  to  dump  its  memory-resident database to the
       /usr/adm/bootpd.dump file or  dumpfile  specified  in  the
       command line.

RESTRICTIONS    [Toc]    [Back]

       Individual host entries must not exceed 1024 characters.

       You  cannot run bootpd and joind on the same system at the
       same time.

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]

       Internet Boot Protocol server.   The  bootpd  daemon  dump
       file.  Defines the sockets and protocols used for Internet

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

       Commands:  bootpgw(8),  bprelay(8),  inetd(8),   joind(8),

       Files: bootptab(4)

       DARPA Internet Request For Comments:

       Bootstrap Protocol (RFC 951)

       Clarifications  and Extensions for the Bootpstrap Protocol
       (RFC 1532)

       DHCP Options and BOOTP Vendor Extensions (RFC 1533)

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