bootpgw - Internet BOOTP Protocol gateway
/usr/opt/obsolete/usr/sbin/bootpgw [-d level] [-t timeout] [-h hopcount]
[-w waittime] server [server...]
Sets the debug-level variable that controls the number of debugging
messages generated. For example, -d 4 sets the debugging level to 4.
Sets the maximum hop count a BOOTP request can contain for this bootpgw
daemon to forward the packet. The default is 4.
Specifies the timeout value (in minutes) that the bootpgw process waits
for a BOOTP packet before exiting. If no packets are received for
timeout minutes, the program exits. A timeout value of zero means run
forever. When the bootpgw daemon is not started using the inetd dae-
mon, this option is forced to 0.
Specifies the minimum wait time in seconds. Requests are forwarded
only if the client has been waiting for at least the specified time.
The default value is 0.
Specifies the name or IP address of a BOOTP server to which the bootpgw
forwards BOOTP requests.
The bootpgw daemon implements a simple BOOTP gateway that can be used to
forward requests and responses between clients and BOOTP servers (for exam-
ple, bootpd) on different subnets. In order to use the bootpgw daemon, you
must install the Obsolete Commands and Utilities subset (OSFOBSOLETExxx).
The bootpgw can be started by the /usr/sbin/inetd daemon by specifying the
following line in the /etc/inetd.conf file:
bootps dgram udp wait root /usr/sbin/bootpgw bootpgw server
Note that server specifies the name or IP address of a bootp server to
which the bootpgw forwards bootp requests.
You may not have the bootpd daemon and the bootpgw daemon running on the
same system because they listen on the same bootps port.
When the bootpgw daemon is started, it determines the address of a BOOTP
server whose name is provided as a command line parameter. When the
bootpgw daemon receives a BOOTREQUEST packet, it sets the gateway address
and hop count fields in the packet and forwards it to the BOOTP server at
the address determined earlier.
Then the bootpgw daemon looks in the /etc/services file to find the port
numbers it should use. The following two entries are extracted:
The bootp server listening port.
The destination port used to reply to clients. If the port numbers
cannot be determined this way, they are assumed to be 67 for the server
and 68 for the client.
You cannot run bootpgw and bprelay on the same system at the same time.
Defines the sockets and protocols used for Internet services.
Commands: bootpd(8), bprelay(8), inetd(8), joind(8)
DARPA Internet Request For Comments:
Bootstrap Protocol (RFC 951),
Clarifications and Extensions for the Bootstrap Protocol (RFC 1532)