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Bootp client.

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1999 March 21st
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NAME

bootpc - bootp client

SYNOPSIS

bootpc [--bootfile file] [--dev device] [--verbose] [--debug] [--server addr] [--hwaddr addr] [--returniffail] [--waitformore length] [--in2host addr] [--serverbcast] [--help]

DESCRIPTION

This manual page documents briefly the bootpc command. This manual page was written for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution (but may be used by others), because the original pro‐ gram does not have a manual page. bootpc is a boot protocol client used to grab the machine's IP address, set up DNS name‐ servers and other useful information.

OPTIONS

--bootfile file Tell the server to use file as the boot file. --dev device Use device to communicate with the server. --verbose Be verbose. --debug Produce debugging output. --server addr Use the IP address addr to communicate with the server. --hwaddr addr Use addr as our hardware address rather than what the operating system gives us. --returniffail Terminate the program if a failure occurs. By default bootpc will ask the user to press a key if the request did not succeed. --waitformore length Wait for more responses when one is received. bootpc will wait for at most length seconds. This is probably only useful for debugging. --in2host addr Takes an address and returns useful bits of the name after lookup, this was a sepa‐ rate program, but it is more compact to have both together. --serverbcast Tell the server to send back a broadcast reply. This is necessary on Linux 2.1 and 2.2. --help Display the usage of bootpc.

AUTHOR

This manual page was written by Herbert Xu <@debian.org>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).
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