boot parameter server
is a server process that provides
information to diskless clients necessary for booting. It consults the file
. It should normally be started
This version will allow the use of aliases on the hostname in the
file. The hostname returned in
response to the booting client's whoami request will be the name that appears
in the config file, 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.
While parsing, if a line containing just “+” is found, and the YP
subsystem is active, the YP map bootparams
be searched immediately.
The options are as follows:
- Display the debugging information. The daemon does not fork
in this case.
- Specify the file to read
boot parameters from. Defaults to
- Set the default router (a
hostname or IP address). This defaults to the machine running the
- Log the debugging information with syslog.
- default configuration file
Originally written by Klas Heggemann
You may find the syslog loggings too verbose.
It's not clear if the non-canonical hack mentioned above is a good idea.
is run on a system which is also
running YP, your YP domainname will be made public information.