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bootpgw(8)							    bootpgw(8)

       bootpgw - Internet BOOTP Protocol gateway

       /usr/opt/obsolete/usr/sbin/bootpgw  [-d	level]	[-t  timeout] [-h hop‐
       count] [-w waittime] server [server...]

       Sets the debug-level variable that controls  the	 number	 of  debugging
       messages	 generated.   For example, -d 4 sets the debugging level to 4.
       Sets the maximum hop count a BOOTP request can contain for this bootpgw
       daemon to forward the packet.  The default is 4.	 Specifies the timeout
       value (in minutes) that the bootpgw process waits for  a	 BOOTP	packet
       before  exiting.	  If  no packets are received for timeout minutes, the
       program exits.  A timeout value of zero means run  forever.   When  the
       bootpgw	daemon	is  not started using the inetd daemon, this option is
       forced to 0.  Specifies the minimum wait time in seconds.  Requests are
       forwarded  only	if the client has been waiting for at least the speci‐
       fied time.  The default value is 0.

       Specifies the name or IP address of a BOOTP server to which the bootpgw
       forwards BOOTP requests.

       The  bootpgw  daemon implements a simple BOOTP gateway that can be used
       to forward requests and responses between  clients  and	BOOTP  servers
       (for example, bootpd) on different subnets. In order to use the bootpgw
       daemon, you must install the Obsolete  Commands	and  Utilities	subset

       The  bootpgw can be started by the /usr/sbin/inetd daemon by specifying
       the following line in the /etc/inetd.conf file: bootps dgram  udp  wait
       root /usr/sbin/bootpgw bootpgw server

       Note  that server specifies the name or IP address of a bootp server to
       which the bootpgw forwards bootp requests.

       You may not have the bootpd daemon and the bootpgw  daemon  running  on
       the same system because they listen on the same bootps port.

       When  the  bootpgw  daemon  is  started, it determines the address of a
       BOOTP server whose name is provided as a command line parameter.	  When
       the  bootpgw  daemon receives a BOOTREQUEST packet, it sets the gateway
       address and hop count fields in the packet and forwards it to the BOOTP
       server at the address determined earlier.

       Then  the  bootpgw  daemon  looks in the /etc/services file to find the
       port numbers it should use.  The following two entries  are  extracted:
       The bootp server listening port.	 The destination port used to reply to
       clients.	 If the port numbers cannot be determined this way,  they  are
       assumed to be 67 for the server and 68 for the client.

       You cannot run bootpgw and bprelay on the same system at the same time.

       Defines the sockets and protocols used for Internet services.

       Commands: bootpd(8), bprelay(8), inetd(8), joind(8)

       DARPA Internet Request For Comments:

       Bootstrap Protocol (RFC 951),

       Clarifications and Extensions for the Bootstrap Protocol (RFC 1532)


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