BOOTPTEST(8) MidnightBSD System Manager’s Manual BOOTPTEST(8)

NAME

bootptest — send BOOTP queries and print responses

SYNOPSIS

bootptest [−f bootfile] [−h] [−m magic_number] server−name [template−file]

DESCRIPTION

The bootptest utility sends BOOTP requests to the host specified as server−name at one−second intervals until either a response is received, or until ten requests have gone unanswered. After a response is received, bootptest will wait one more second listening for additional responses.

OPTIONS
−f
bootfile

Fill in the boot file field of the request with bootfile.

−h

Use the hardware (Ethernet) address to identify the client. By default, the IP address is copied into the request indicating that this client already knows its IP address.

−m magic_number

Initialize the first word of the vendor options field with magic_number.

A template−file may be specified, in which case bootptest uses the (binary) contents of this file to initialize the options area of the request packet.

SEE ALSO

bootpd(8)

BOOTSTRAP PROTOCOL (BOOTP)

,

RFC951 .

BOOTP Vendor Information Extensions

,

RFC1048 .

AUTHORS

The bootptest utility is a combination of original and derived works. The main program module (bootptest.c) is original work by Gordon W. Ross 〈gwr@mc.com〉. The packet printing module (print−bootp.c) is a slightly modified version of a file from the BSD tcpdump(1) program.

This program includes software developed by the University of California, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and its contributors. (See the copyright notice in print−bootp.c.)

MidnightBSD 0.3 June 10, 1993 MidnightBSD 0.3