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BOOTPTEST(8)                System Manager's Manual               BOOTPTEST(8)



NAME
       bootptest - send BOOTP queries and print responses

SYNOPSIS
       bootptest  [ -f bootfile ] [ -h ] [ -m magic_number ] server-name [tem-
       plate-file]

DESCRIPTION
       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.

OPTIONS
       -f bootfile
              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.

       -m magic_number
              Initialize  the  first  word  of  the  vendor options field with
              magic_number.

       A template-file may be specified, in  which  case  bootptest  uses  the
       (binary)  contents  of  this file to initialize the options area of the
       request packet.

CREDITS
       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)

SEE ALSO
       bootpd(8)

REFERENCES
       RFC951 BOOTSTRAP PROTOCOL (BOOTP)

       RFC1048
              BOOTP Vendor Information Extensions



MAINTENANCE COMMANDS             10 June 1993                     BOOTPTEST(8)