bootparamd(8) boot parameter server


rpc.bootparamd [-d ] [-s ] [-r router ] [-f file ]


bootparamd is a server process that provides information to diskless clients necessary for booting. It consults the /etc/bootparams file to find the information it needs.

This version will allow the use of aliases on the hostname in the /etc/bootparams file. The returned hostname to the whoami request done by the booting client will be the name that appears in /etc/bootparams and not the canonical name. In this way you can keep the answer short enough so that machines that cannot handle long hostnames won't fail during boot.


Display debugging information.
Log the debugging information to syslog.
-r router
The default router (a machine or an IP-address). This defaults to the machine running the server.
-f file
The file to use as boot parameter file instead of /etc/bootparams.




You may find the syslog loggings too verbose.


Written by Klas Heggemann <[email protected]>