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NAME

       bootptest - send BOOTP queries and print responses

SYNOPSIS

       bootptest  [  -f  bootfile  ]  [  -h  ] [ -m magic_number ] server-name
       [template-file]

DESCRIPTION

       bootptest sends BOOTP requests to the host specified as server-name  at
       one-second  intervals until either a response is received, or until ten
       requests have gone unanswered.  After a response is received, bootptest
       will wait one more second listening for additional responses.

OPTIONS

       -f     bootfile  Fill  in  the  boot  file  field  of  the request with
              bootfile.

       -h     Use the hardware (Ethernet) address to identify the client.   By
              default,  the  IP  address is copied into the request indicating
              that this client already knows its IP address.

       -m     magic_number Initialize the first word  of  the  vendor  options
              field with magic_number.

       A  template-file  may  be  specified,  in which case bootptest uses the
       (binary) contents of this file to initialize the options  area  of  the
       request packet.

CREDITS

       The  bootptest  program is a combination of original and derived works.
       The main program module (bootptest.c) is original  work  by  Gordon  W.
       Ross  <gwr@mc.com>.   The  packet  printing module (print-bootp.c) is a
       slightly modified version of a file from the BSD tcpdump program.

       This  program  includes  software  developed  by  the   University   of
       California,  Lawrence  Berkeley  Laboratory and its contributors.  (See
       the copyright notice in print-bootp.c)

SEE ALSO

       bootpd(8)

REFERENCES

       RFC951 BOOTSTRAP PROTOCOL (BOOTP)

       RFC1048
              BOOTP Vendor Information Extensions