bootptest - send BOOTP queries and print responses
bootptest [ -f bootfile ] [ -h ] [ -m magic_number ] server-name
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.
-f bootfile Fill in the boot file field of the request with
-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
The bootptest program is a combination of original and derived works.
The main program module (bootptest.c) is original work by Gordon W.
Ross <firstname.lastname@example.org>. 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)
RFC951 BOOTSTRAP PROTOCOL (BOOTP)
BOOTP Vendor Information Extensions