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NDBOOTD(8C)                                                        NDBOOTD(8C)



NAME
       ndbootd - ND boot block server

SYNOPSIS
       ndbootd [ -dv ]

DESCRIPTION
       ndbootd sends boot blocks to diskless Sun-2 system clients that request
       them using the (now obsolete) ND protocol.  This server uses  the  boot
       block contained in the file /tftpboot/sun2.bb.  A client must appear in
       the ethers(5) and hosts(5) databases, in order for the  request  to  be
       served.  In determining whether to serve the client, ndbootd checks the
       /tftpboot directory for a file whose name is the client's IP address in
       hexadecimal  notation.   For  example,  if  the file /tftpboot/C00901AD
       exists, the machine at IP address 192.9.1.173 can be served.  This file
       normally  contains  the  boot  program  that  is  sent to the client by
       tftpd(8C).

       Only root can invoke ndbootd.

OPTIONS
       -d     Debug.  Display information about ignored  packets,  retransmis-
              sions, and address translation.

       -v     Verbose.   Show a detailed listing of packets sent and received,
              etc.

       If either option is used, all output is sent to the invoking  terminal.
       Otherwise, error output (if any) appears on the console.

FILES
       /tftpboot           bootfiles directory
       /tftpboot/sun2.bb   boot blocks
       /tftpboot/????????  boot programs for clients

SEE ALSO
       ethers(5), hosts(5), boot(8S), tftpd(8C)



                               10 September 1986                   NDBOOTD(8C)