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       rarpd - Reverse Address Resolution Protocol (RARP) daemon


       rarpd [-aAvde] [-b bootdir ] [ interface ]


       Rarpd  is  a  daemon  which responds to RARP requests.  RARP is used by
       some machines at boot time to discover their IP address.  They  provide
       their  Ethernet  address and rarpd responds with their IP address if it
       finds it in the  ethers  database  (either  /etc/ethers  file  or  NIS+
       lookup) and using DNS lookup if ethers database contains a hostname and
       not an IP address.  By default rarpd also checks if  a  bootable  image
       with  a  name  starting  with  the  IP address in hexadecimal uppercase
       letters is present in the TFTP  boot  directory  (usually  /tftpboot  )
       before it decides to respond to the RARP request.


       -a     Do not bind to the interface.

       -A     Respond to ARP as well as RARP requests.

       -v     Tell the user what is going on by being verbose.

       -d     Debugging mode. Do not detach from the tty.

       -e     Skip the check for bootable image in the TFTP boot directory. If
              not present, then even if the Ethernet address is present in the
              ethers  database but the bootable image for the resolved IP does
              not exist, rarpd will not respond to the request.

       -b bootdir
              Use bootdir instead of the default /tftpboot as  the  TFTP  boot
              directory for bootable image checks.


       This  rarpd obsoletes kernel rarp daemon present in Linux kernels up to
       2.2 which was controlled by the rarp(8) command.






       Alexey Kuznetsov, <>
       Jakub Jelinek, <>