mopd(8) MOP Loader Daemon


[-adf ] [interface ]


services MOP Load requests on the Ethernet connected to interface or all interfaces if `-a ' is given. In a load request received by a filename can be given. This is the normal case for e.g. terminal servers. If a filename isn't given must know what image to load.

Upon receiving a request, checks if the requested file exists in /srv/tftp/mop , the filename is normally uppercase and with an extension of .SYS If the filename isn't given, the ethernet address (in lower case, apart from the .SYS) of the target is used as the filename, e.g. 08002b09f4de.SYS and it might be a soft link to another file.

supports two kinds of files. The first type that is check is if the file is in a.out5 format. If not, a couple of Digital's formats are checked.

In normal operation, forks a copy of itself and runs in the background. Anomalies and errors are reported via syslog(3).


Listen on all the Ethernets attached to the system. If `-a ' is omitted, an interface must be specified.
Run in debug mode, with all the output to stdout. The process will run in the foreground.
Run in the foreground.




Mats O Jansson ([email protected]).