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

NAME
     bootparamd, rpc.bootparamd - boot parameter server

SYNOPSIS
     rpc.bootparamd [-d] [-s] [-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.

     The options are as follows:

     -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.

FILES
     /etc/bootparams  default configuration file

SEE ALSO
     bootparams(5), diskless(8)

AUTHORS
     Originally written by Klas Heggemann <klasATnada.se>.

BUGS
     You may find the syslog loggings too verbose.

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

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

OpenBSD 3.6                     January 8, 1994                              1