BOOTP extension file compiler
[ -c chdir_path ]
[ -D debug_level ]
[ -f config_file ]
[ client_name ]
Internet Bootstrap Protocol (BOOTP)
BOOTREPLY packets include a fixed-length (64
bytes) field in which vendor-extension information is
sent. This information may need to exceed this limit. The
bootpef command provides a way around this
limitation by compiling the vendor-extension information
into a file. The name of the file, called an ``extension
path'', is sent in the vendor-extension field of the
BOOTREPLY packet. When the BOOTP
client requests and receives this file, it interprets the
file as it would the vendor-extension field.
When run without options, bootpef reads the
default configuration file /etc/bootptab
looking for entries containing the ef tag. See
When bootpef finds such an entry, it compiles the
vendor-extension information of that entry into the file
specified with the ef tag. If the file pathname
begins with a slash (/), bootpef interprets the
pathname to be an absolute pathname. If the file pathname
does not begin with a slash, bootpef creates the
pathname relative to its current directory.
If any client_name arguments are specified, then
bootpef searches the database configuration file
for a hostname that matches client_name
and compiles the extension files for only those client
entries. When no client_name arguments are
specified, bootpef compiles all client entries
with an ef tag.
Sets the current directory used by
while creating extension files. This is useful when the
extension file names are specified as relative pathnames and
needs to use the same current directory as the TFTP server
variable that controls the amount of debugging messages generated.
For example, ``-D1'' or ``-D 1'' will set the debugging level to 1.
Recognized values are 0, 1, 2, and 3 or greater. Zero generates no
messages and 1 to 3 generate increasing amounts of messages.
Specifying an integer over 3 has the same result as specifying 3.
Allows specification of a different database configuration file
than the default
bootpef is conformant with RFC 1533
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SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.7 -- 11 February 2003