SYNOPSISbootpc [--bootfile file] [--dev device] [--verbose] [--debug] [--server addr] [--hwaddr addr] [--returniffail] [--waitformore length] [--in2host addr] [--serverbcast] [--help]
DESCRIPTIONThis manual page documents briefly the bootpc command. This manual page was written for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution (but may be used by others), because the original program does not have a manual page.
bootpc is a boot protocol client used to grab the machine's IP address, set up DNS nameservers and other useful information.
- --bootfile file
- Tell the server to use file as the boot file.
- --dev device
- Use device to communicate with the server.
- Be verbose.
- Produce debugging output.
- --server addr
- Use the IP address addr to communicate with the server.
- --hwaddr addr
- Use addr as our hardware address rather than what the operating system gives us.
- Terminate the program if a failure occurs. By default bootpc will ask the user to press a key if the request did not succeed.
- --waitformore length
- Wait for more responses when one is received. bootpc will wait for at most length seconds. This is probably only useful for debugging.
- --in2host addr
- Takes an address and returns useful bits of the name after lookup, this was a separate program, but it is more compact to have both together.
- Tell the server to send back a broadcast reply. This is necessary on Linux 2.1 and 2.2.
- Display the usage of bootpc.
AUTHORThis manual page was written by Herbert Xu <[email protected]>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).