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dns-bootprms(1)		    General Commands Manual	       dns-bootprms(1)

NAME
       dns-bootparams -	generate /etc/bootparams entries from DNS tables

SYNOPSIS
       dns-bootparams [	option...  ][ infile [ outfile ]]
       dns-bootparams -Help
       dns-bootparams -VERSion

DESCRIPTION
       The  dns-bootparams program is used to generate the /etc/bootparams en-
       tries from DNS tables.

       If the input file is not	named, or the name '-' is used,	 the  standard
       input is	read.

       If the output file is not named,	or the name '-'	is used, the startdard
       output is written.

BOOTPARAM TYPES
       The ``bootparam'' class has the following types:

       aarch   The application architecture.   Expects	one  argument.	 Legal
	       values  are  ``sparc'' or ``i386''.  Usually used to substitute
	       into other records.  This can  usually  be  derived  from  ``in
	       hinfo''	records	 if  not supplied, so it commonly is not given
	       explicitly.  Can	still be used in $substitutions	 even  if  de-
	       rived from the ``in hinfo'' records.

       boottype
	       The  boot type.	Expects	one argument.  Legal values are	``in''
	       and nothing else.

       display Used for	i386/i86pc.

       install The server and path of the Solaris CD  image.   Often  contains
	       $substitutions  from  other  records,  particularly $server and
	       $aarch.

       install_config
	       Expects two arguments.  The server and path  of	the  directory
	       containing the install rules script.  Often contains $substitu-
	       tions from other	records, particularly $server.

       karch   The kernel architecture.	 Expects one argument.	 Legal	values
	       include:	``i86pc'', ``sun4'', ``sun4c'',	``sun4m'', etc.

       keyboard
	       Used for	i386/i86pc.

       mouse   Used for	i386/i86pc.

       root    Expects	two arguments.	The server and path of the root	direc-
	       tory to mount as	a diskless client while	installing solaris  on
	       the  native  disk.   Often  contains  $substitutions from other
	       records,	particularly $server, $aarch and $karch.

       server  The name	of the install server.	Expects	one argument.  Used to
	       parameterise other records.

       term    The  terminal  type.   Expects  one argument.  Legal values are
	       terminal	names from termcap, usually ``sun''.  Specifying  this
	       makes install much faster.

THE * DEFAULT
       The special host	name ``*'' may be used to specify defaults.  These may
       be over-riden by	specific entries.  The most recently  see  default  of
       each  type  anme	is remembered.	This may be exploited, for example, to
       set different servers and gateways for different	networks.

       Substitutions are performed after the defaults  are  applied,  so  that
       root,  for  example,  may contain $substitutions.  It is	usually	suffi-
       cient to	have a single ``karch''	record trigger	the  entire  bootparam
       entry in	the output.

OPTIONS
       The following options are understood:

       -Verbose
	       This  option  may  be used to see what dns-bootparams deciphers
	       each resource record as.

       -Help
	       This option may be used to get more information	about  how  to
	       used th dns-bootparams program.

       -VERSion
	       This  option  may  be used to see what version of the dns-boot-
	       params program is running.

       -Idirectory
	       This option may be used to set  the  search  path  for  include
	       files.

Reference Manual		    dnsutl		       dns-bootprms(1)

NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | BOOTPARAM TYPES | THE * DEFAULT | OPTIONS

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