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HOSTCONFIG(8C)                                                  HOSTCONFIG(8C)



NAME
       hostconfig - configure a system's host parameters

SYNOPSIS
       /usr/etc/hostconfig -p protocol [ -d ] [ -v ] [ -n ] [ -i interface ] [
       -f hostname ]

DESCRIPTION
       The hostconfig program uses a network protocol to acquire  a  machine's
       ``host  parameters'' and then sets these parameters on the system.  The
       program selects which protocol to use based  on  the  argument  to  the
       required  -p  flag.  Different protocols may set different host parame-
       ters.  Currently, two protocols are defined but only  one  protocol  is
       supported.

OPTIONS
       -p bootparams  Use  the  ``whoami''  call of the Sun RPC ``bootparams''
                      protocol.  This sets the system's hostname,  domainname,
                      and default IP router parameters.

       -p bootp       Use the BOOTP protocol [not currently supported].

       -d             Enable ``debug'' output.

       -v             Enable verbose output.

       -n             Run  the  network  protocol, but do not set the acquired
                      parameters into the system.

       -i interface   Use only the named network interface to run  the  proto-
                      col.

       -f hostname    Run the protocol as if this machine were named hostname.

EXAMPLES
       To  configure  a  machine's  host  parameters  using  the  ``bootparams
       whoami'' protocol, getting a verbose output:

              hostconfig -p bootparams -v

       To see what parameters would be set  using  the  ``bootparams  whoami''
       protocol:

              hostconfig -p bootparams -n -v

SEE ALSO
       hostname(1), domainname(1), bootparam(3R), route(8C)



                               14 December 1990                 HOSTCONFIG(8C)