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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for rarpd (redhat section 8)

RARP(8) 			    Linux Programmer's Manual				  RARP(8)

NAME
       rarpd - Reverse Address Resolution Protocol (RARP) daemon

SYNOPSIS
       rarpd [-aAvde] [-b bootdir ] [ interface ]

DESCRIPTION
       Rarpd  is a daemon which responds to RARP requests.  RARP is used by some machines at boot
       time to discover their IP address.  They provide their Ethernet address and rarpd responds
       with  their  IP	address if it finds it in the ethers database (either /etc/ethers file or
       NIS+ lookup) and using DNS lookup if ethers database contains a hostname  and  not  an  IP
       address.   By  default rarpd also checks if a bootable image with a name starting with the
       IP address in hexadecimal uppercase letters is present in the TFTP boot directory (usually
       /tftpboot ) before it decides to respond to the RARP request.

OPTIONS
       -a     Do not bind to the interface.

       -A     Respond to ARP as well as RARP requests.

       -v     Tell the user what is going on by being verbose.

       -d     Debugging mode. Do not detach from the tty.

       -e     Skip  the check for bootable image in the TFTP boot directory. If not present, then
	      even if the Ethernet address is present in the ethers  database  but  the  bootable
	      image for the resolved IP does not exist, rarpd will not respond to the request.

       -b bootdir
	      Use  bootdir  instead  of  the  default  /tftpboot  as  the TFTP boot directory for
	      bootable image checks.

OBSOLETES
       This rarpd obsoletes kernel rarp daemon present in Linux kernels up to 2.2 which was  con-
       trolled by the rarp(8) command.

FILES
       /etc/ethers,
       /etc/nsswitch.conf,
       /tftpboot

SEE ALSO
       ethers(5)

AUTHORS
       Alexey Kuznetsov, <kuznet@ms2.inr.ac.ru>
       Jakub Jelinek, <jakub@redhat.com>

rarpd					   7 April 2000 				  RARP(8)


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