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       bootpc - bootp client


       bootpc  [--bootfile  file]  [--dev device] [--verbose] [--debug] [--server addr] [--hwaddr
       addr] [--returniffail] [--waitformore length] [--in2host addr] [--serverbcast] [--help]


       This manual page documents briefly the bootpc command.  This manual page was  written  for
       the  Debian  GNU/Linux  distribution  (but  may  be  used by others), because the original
       program does not have a manual page.

       bootpc is a boot protocol client used to  grab  the  machine's  IP  address,  set  up  DNS
       nameservers and other useful information.


       --bootfile file
              Tell the server to use file as the boot file.

       --dev device
              Use device to communicate with the server.

              Be verbose.

              Produce debugging output.

       --server addr
              Use the IP address addr to communicate with the server.

       --hwaddr addr
              Use addr as our hardware address rather than what the operating system gives us.

              Terminate  the program if a failure occurs.  By default bootpc will ask the user to
              press a key if the request did not succeed.

       --waitformore length
              Wait for more responses when one is received.  bootpc will wait for at most  length
              seconds.  This is probably only useful for debugging.

       --in2host addr
              Takes  an  address  and  returns  useful  bits of the name after lookup, this was a
              separate program, but it is more compact to have both together.

              Tell the server to send back a broadcast reply.  This is necessary on Linux 2.1 and

       --help Display the usage of bootpc.


       This  manual page was written by Herbert Xu <>, for the Debian GNU/Linux
       system (but may be used by others).