BOOTPTEST(8) System Manager's Manual BOOTPTEST(8)
bootptest - send BOOTP queries and print responses
bootptest [ -f bootfile ] [ -h ] [ -m magic_number ] server-name [tem-
bootptest sends BOOTP requests to the host specified as server-name at
one-second intervals until either a response is received, or until ten
requests have gone unanswered. After a response is received, bootptest
will wait one more second listening for additional responses.
Fill in the boot file field of the request with bootfile.
-h Use the hardware (Ethernet) address to identify the client. By
default, the IP address is copied into the request indicating
that this client already knows its IP address.
Initialize the first word of the vendor options field with
A template-file may be specified, in which case bootptest uses the
(binary) contents of this file to initialize the options area of the
The bootptest program is a combination of original and derived works.
The main program module (bootptest.c) is original work by Gordon W.
Ross gwrATmc.com. The packet printing module (print-bootp.c) is a
slightly modified version of a file from the BSD tcpdump program.
This program includes software developed by the University of Califor-
nia, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and its contributors. (See the copy-
right notice in print-bootp.c)
RFC951 BOOTSTRAP PROTOCOL (BOOTP)
BOOTP Vendor Information Extensions
MAINTENANCE COMMANDS 10 June 1993 BOOTPTEST(8)