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BOOTPARAMD(8)		FreeBSD	System Manager's Manual		 BOOTPARAMD(8)

NAME
     bootparamd	-- boot	parameter server

SYNOPSIS
     bootparamd	[-ds] [-r router] [-f file]

DESCRIPTION
     The bootparamd utility is a server	process	that provides information to
     diskless(8) clients necessary for booting.	 It consults the
     /etc/bootparams file.

     This version will allow the use of	aliases	on the hostname	in the
     /etc/bootparams file.  The	returned hostname to the whoami	request	done
     by	the booting client will	be the name that appears in /etc/bootparams
     and not the canonical name.  In this way you can keep the answer short
     enough so that machines that cannot handle	long hostnames will not	fail
     during boot.

OPTIONS
     -d		 Display the debugging information.

     -s		 Log the debugging information with syslog(3).

     -r	router	 The default router (a machine or an IP-address).  This
		 defaults to the machine running the server.

     -f	file	 The file to use as boot parameter file	instead	of
		 /etc/bootparams.

FILES
     /etc/bootparams  default boot parameter file

EXAMPLES
     When netbooting diskless SunOS/Xkernel SPARCstations the booted SunOS
     kernel also broadcasts to the all-0 address.  The SunOS kernel hangs
     until it receives a reply.	 To accommodate	this behaviour add an alias
     address that responds to an all-0 broadcast.  So, add something like
     `ifconfig xl0 192.168.200.254 netmask 255.255.255.255 broadcast
     192.168.200.0 alias' on the relevant network interface on your bootparamd
     server.  The alias	address	must of	course be free for use.

SEE ALSO
     syslog(3),	bootparams(5), diskless(8)

BUGS
     You may find the syslog(3)	loggings to be verbose.

AUTHORS
     Written by	Klas Heggemann <klas@nada.kth.se>.

FreeBSD	9.2		       December	14, 2000		   FreeBSD 9.2

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