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NAME

       bootpc - bootp client

SYNOPSIS

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

DESCRIPTION

       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.

OPTIONS

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

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

       --verbose
              Be verbose.

       --debug
              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.

       --returniffail
              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.

       --serverbcast
              Tell the server  to  send  back  a  broadcast  reply.   This  is
              necessary on Linux 2.1 and 2.2.

       --help Display the usage of bootpc.

AUTHOR

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