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RPC.BOOTPARAMD(8)					    BSD System Manager's Manual 					 RPC.BOOTPARAMD(8)

bootparamd, rpc.bootparamd -- boot parameter server SYNOPSIS
bootparamd [-ds] [-i interface] [-r router] [-f file] DESCRIPTION
bootparamd is a server process that provides information to diskless 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 boot. While parsing, if a line containing just ``+'' is found, and the YP subsystem is active, the YP map bootparams will be searched immediately. OPTIONS
-d Display the debugging information. The daemon does not fork in this case. -i interface Specify the interface to become the default router. bootparamd picks the first IPv4 address it finds on the system by default. With -i, you can control which interface to be used to obtain the default router address. -r overrides -i. -s Log the debugging information with syslog(3). -r Set the default router (a hostname or IP-address). This defaults to the machine running the server. -f Specify the file to use as boot parameter file instead of ``/etc/bootparams''. FILES
/etc/bootparams default configuration file SEE ALSO
bootparams(5) AUTHORS
Originally written by Klas Heggemann <>. BUGS
You may find the syslog messages too verbose. It's not clear if the non-canonical hack mentioned above is a good idea. BSD
January 8, 1994 BSD

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rpc.bootparamd, bootparamd - boot parameter server SYNOPSIS
/usr/sbin/rpc.bootparamd [-d] DESCRIPTION
rpc.bootparamd is a server process that provides information from a bootparams database to diskless clients at boot time. See bootparams(4) The source for the bootparams database is determined by the nsswitch.conf(4) file (on the machine running the rpc.bootparamd process). OPTIONS
The following options are supported: -d Display debugging information. FILES
/etc/bootparams boot parameter data base /etc/nsswitch.conf configuration file for the name-service switch ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Availability |SUNWbsu | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ SEE ALSO
svcs(1),svcadm(1M), bootparams(4), nsswitch.conf(4), attributes(5), smf(5) NOTES
A diskless client requires service from at least one rpc.bootparamd process running on a server that is on the same IP subnetwork as the diskless client. Some routines that compare hostnames use case-sensitive string comparisons; some do not. If an incoming request fails, verify that the case of the hostname in the file to be parsed matches the case of the hostname called for, and attempt the request again. The rpc.bootparamd service is managed by the service management facility, smf(5), under the service identifier: svc:/network/rpc/bootparams Administrative actions on this service, such as enabling, disabling, or requesting restart, can be performed using svcadm(1M). The ser- vice's status can be queried using the svcs(1) command. SunOS 5.11 1 Aug 2004 rpc.bootparamd(1M)
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