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

     bootparamd, rpc.bootparamd - boot parameter server

     /usr/sbin/rpc.bootparamd [-d] [-s] [-r router] [-f file]

     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 boot-
     ing 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 dur-
     ing 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.

     -d      Display the debugging information. The daemon does not fork in
             this case.

     -s      Log the debugging information with syslog.

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

     -f      Specify the file to read boot parameters from.  Defaults to

     /etc/bootparams  default configuration file

     bootparams(5) diskless(8),

     If rpc.bootparams is run on a system which is also running YP, your YP
     domainname will be made public information.

     You may find the syslog loggings too verbose.

     It's not clear if the non-canonical hack mentioned above is a good idea.

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

OpenBSD 2.3                       Jan 8, 1994                                1

Source: OpenBSD 2.6 man pages. Copyright: Portions are copyrighted by BERKELEY
SOFTWARE DESIGN, INC., The Regents of the University of California, Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, Free Software Foundation, FreeBSD Inc., and others.

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