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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
       [template-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
       California, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and its contributors.  (See
       the copyright 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)