boot parameter server
bootparamd is a server process that provides information
to diskless clients necessary for booting. It consults the
/etc/bootparams file to find the information it needs.
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 won't fail during boot.
- Display debugging information.
- Log the debugging information to syslog.
- 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 /etc/bootparams.
You may find the syslog loggings too verbose.
Written by Klas Heggemann <firstname.lastname@example.org>