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BOOTPTEST(8)		  BSD System Manager's Manual		  BOOTPTEST(8)

NAME
     bootptest -- send BOOTP queries and print responses

SYNOPSIS
     bootptest [-f bootfile] [-h] [-m magic_number] server-name
	       [template-file]

DESCRIPTION
     The bootptest utility sends BOOTP requests	to the host specified as
     server-name at one-second intervals 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
     responses.

OPTIONS
     -f	bootfile
	     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 address.

     -m	magic_number
	     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.

SEE ALSO
     bootpd(8)

     BOOTSTRAP PROTOCOL	(BOOTP), RFC951.

     BOOTP Vendor Information Extensions, RFC1048.

AUTHORS
     The bootptest utility is a	combination of original	and derived works.
     The main program module (bootptest.c) is original work by Gordon W. Ross
     <gwr@mc.com>.  The	packet printing	module (print-bootp.c) is a slightly
     modified version of a file	from the BSD tcpdump(1)	program.

     This program includes software developed by the University	of California,
     Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and its contributors.	 (See the copyright
     notice in print-bootp.c.)

BSD				 June 10, 1993				   BSD

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