— MOP loader
services MOP Load requests on the Ethernet
connected to interface
or all interfaces if
is given. In a load request received by
a filename can be given. This is the normal
case for, e.g., terminal servers. If a filename isn't given
must know what image to load.
Upon receiving a request, mopd
checks if the
requested file exists in /tftpboot/mop
filename is normally all uppercase and with an extension of
. If the filename isn't given, the Ethernet
address of the target is used as filename (e.g.,
), and it might be a soft link to
supports two kinds of files. The file is first
checked to see if it is in a.out format. If not, a few of Digital's formats
In normal operation, mopd
forks a copy of itself
and runs in the background. Anomalies and errors are reported via
The options are as follows:
- Ignore MOP V3 messages (Ethernet II).
- Ignore MOP V4 messages (Ethernet 802.3).
- Listen on all the Ethernets attached to the system. If
-a is omitted, an interface must be
- Run in debug mode, with all the output to stdout. The
process will run in the foreground.
- Run in the foreground.
- Show version of mopd.
DECnet Digital Network Architecture
Phase IV, Maintenance Operations Functional
Specification V3.0.0, AA-X436A-TK.
DECnet Digital Network
Architecture, Maintenance Operations Protocol Functional
Specification V4.0.0, EK-DNA11-FS-001.
Mats O Jansson
a.out isn't supported yet on non-BSD