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BOOTPARAMS(5)			     BSD File Formats Manual			    BOOTPARAMS(5)

NAME
     bootparams -- boot parameter database

SYNOPSIS
     /etc/bootparams

DESCRIPTION
     The bootparams file specifies the boot parameters that diskless(8) clients may request when
     booting over the network.	Each client supported by this server must have an entry in the
     bootparams file containing the servers and pathnames for its root, area.  It may optionally
     contain swap, dump, and other entry types.

     Each line in the file (other than comment lines that begin with a #) specifies the client
     name followed by the pathnames that the client may request by their logical names.  Names
     are matched in a case-insensitive fashion, and may also be wildcarded using shell-style
     globbing characters.

     The components of the line are delimited with blank or tab, and may be continued onto multi-
     ple lines with a backslash.

     For example:

	   dummy   root=server:/export/dummy/root \
		   swap=server:/export/dummy/swap \
		   dump=server:/export/dummy/swap \
		   gateway=router:255.255.255.0

     When the client named "dummy" requests the pathname for its logical "root" it will be given
     server ``server'' and pathname ``/export/dummy/root'' as the response to its RPC request.

	   netra[1-5]www*  root=server:/export/jumpstart/netra_www

     When any client with a name matching the pattern "netra[1-5]www*" requests the pathname for
     its logical "root" it will be given server ``server'' and pathname
     ``/export/jumpstart/netra_www'' as the response to its RPC request.  As this example
     implies, this is useful for setting up Jumpstart servers for Sun clients.

NOTES
     The server does not default to the localhost, and must be filled in.

FILES
     /etc/bootparams  default configuration file

SEE ALSO
     diskless(8), rpc.bootparamd(8)

BSD					February 28, 2002				      BSD
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