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

     bootparamd, rpc.bootparamd -- boot parameter server

     bootparamd [-ds] [-i interface] [-r router] [-f file]

     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

     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.

     -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''.

     /etc/bootparams  default configuration file


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

     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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