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bootptest - send BOOTP queries and print responses
bootptest [ -f bootfile ] [ -h ] [ -m magic_number ] server-name [template-file]
bootptest sends BOOTP requests to the host specified as server-name at one-second inter-
vals until either a response is received, or until ten requests have gone unanswered.
After a response is received, bootptest will wait one more second listening for additional
Fill in the boot file field of the request with bootfile.
-h Use the hardware (Ethernet) address to identify the client. By default, the IP
address is copied into the request indicating that this client already knows its IP
Initialize the first word of the vendor options field with magic_number.
A template-file may be specified, in which case bootptest uses the (binary) contents of
this file to initialize the options area of the request packet.
The bootptest program is a combination of original and derived works. The main program
module (bootptest.c) is original work by Gordon W. Ross email@example.com. The packet printing
module (print-bootp.c) is a slightly modified version of a file from the BSD tcpdump pro-
This program includes software developed by the University of California, Lawrence Berke-
ley Laboratory and its contributors. (See the copyright notice in print-bootp.c)
RFC951 BOOTSTRAP PROTOCOL (BOOTP)
BOOTP Vendor Information Extensions
MAINTENANCE COMMANDS 10 June 1993 BOOTPTEST(8)
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