bootparamd Linux Service
What is bootparamd?
bootparamd Linux service
Boot Server. It allows the remote computer to get its IP address if the server knows the hardware address of the remote machine.
The newer method is the zeroconf system.
Now lets see the manual of bootparamd service.Manual bootparamd:NAME
bootparamd - boot parameter serverSYNOPSIS
rpc.bootparamd [ -d ] [ -s ] [ -r router ] [ -f file ] [ -l ]DESCRIPTION
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.
If the machine running this server is not a router and user doesn't specify the -r option, bootparamd will try to
find one. Server will make the following attempts to find a router for the client:
1) Find a router by sending ICMP_ECHO to ALL_ROUTERS.
2) Return our own interface address if we're a router.
3) See if our default route can be used by the client.OPTIONS
-d Display debugging information.
-s Log the debugging information to syslog.
The default router (a machine or an IP-address). If you use this option, bootparamd won't look for
any other routers.
The file to use as boot parameter file instead of /etc/bootparams.
-l Turn off DNS lookup during host search.FILES
You may find the syslog loggings too verbose.AUTHOR
Written by Klas Heggemann <email@example.com>