|| FreeBSD System Manager's Manual
boot parameter server
|| [ -ds][ -r router][ -f file]
utility is a server process that provides information to
clients necessary for booting. It consults the
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 will not fail during boot.
Display the debugging information.
Log the debugging information with
The default router (a machine or an IP-address). This defaults to the machine running the server.
The file to use as boot parameter file instead of
default boot parameter file
EXAMPLES When netbooting diskless SunOS/Xkernel SPARCstations the booted SunOS kernel also broadcasts to the all-0 address. The SunOS kernel hangs until it receives a reply. To accommodate this behaviour add an alias address that responds to an all-0 broadcast. So, add something like ‘
ifconfig xl0 192.168.200.254 netmask 255.255.255.255 broadcast 192.168.200.0 alias’ on the relevant network interface on your
bootparamd server. The alias address must of course be free for use.
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loggings to be verbose.