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

NAME
     bootparamd, rpc.bootparamd	-- boot	parameter server

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

DESCRIPTION
     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	"/etc/rc".

     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
     boot.

     While parsing, if a line containing just ``+'' is found, and the YP sub-
     system is active, the YP map bootparams will be searched immediately.

OPTIONS
     -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".

FILES
     /etc/bootparams  default configuration file

SEE ALSO
     bootparams(5)

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

BUGS
     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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