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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

       --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 2.2.

       --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).