bootpc [--bootfile file] [--dev device] [--verbose] [--debug] [--server addr] [--hwaddr addr] [--returniffail] [--waitformore length] [--in2host addr] [--serverbcast] [--help]
This 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.
Tell the server to use file as the boot file.
Use device to communicate with the server.
Produce debugging output.
Use the IP address addr to communicate with the server.
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.
Wait for more responses when one is received. bootpc will wait for at most length seconds. This is probably only useful for debugging.
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.
This manual page was written by Herbert Xu <[email protected]>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).