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BOOTPARAMS(5)               BSD File Formats Manual              BOOTPARAMS(5)

NAME
     bootparams -- boot parameter database

SYNOPSIS
     /etc/bootparams

DESCRIPTION
     The bootparams file specifies the boot parameters that diskless(8)
     clients may request when booting over the network.  Each client supported
     by this server must have an entry in the bootparams file containing the
     pathnames for its "root" and (optionally) "swap" areas.

     Each line in the file (other than comment lines that begin with a '#')
     specifies the client name followed by the pathnames that the client may
     request by their logical names.  The components of the line are delimited
     with blank or tab, and may be continued onto multiple lines with a back-
     slash.

     For example:

           client  root=server:/export/client/root \
                   swap=server:/export/client/swap \
                   dump=server:/export/client/swap

     When the client named "client" requests the pathname for its logical
     "root" it will be given the server name "server" and the pathname
     /export/client/root as the response to its RPC request.

     A line containing simply '+' will cause YP lookups to be done on the YP
     map "bootparams".

FILES
     /etc/bootparams  default configuration file

SEE ALSO
     diskless(8), rpc.bootparamd(8), yp(8)

BSD                            February 12, 2014                           BSD