RPC.BOOTPARAMD(1M) Maintenance Commands RPC.BOOTPARAMD(1M)


NAME


rpc.bootparamd, bootparamd - boot parameter server

SYNOPSIS


/usr/sbin/rpc.bootparamd [-d]


DESCRIPTION


rpc.bootparamd is a server process that provides information from a
bootparams database to diskless clients at boot time. See bootparams(4)


The source for the bootparams database is determined by the
nsswitch.conf(4) file (on the machine running the rpc.bootparamd
process).

OPTIONS


The following options are supported:

-d
Display debugging information.


FILES


/etc/bootparams
boot parameter data base


/etc/nsswitch.conf
configuration file for the name-service switch


SEE ALSO


svcs(1), svcadm(1M), bootparams(4), nsswitch.conf(4), attributes(5),
smf(5)

NOTES


A diskless client requires service from at least one rpc.bootparamd
process running on a server that is on the same IP subnetwork as the
diskless client.


Some routines that compare hostnames use case-sensitive string
comparisons; some do not. If an incoming request fails, verify that the
case of the hostname in the file to be parsed matches the case of the
hostname called for, and attempt the request again.


The rpc.bootparamd service is managed by the service management facility,
smf(5), under the service identifier:

svc:/network/rpc/bootparams


Administrative actions on this service, such as enabling, disabling, or
requesting restart, can be performed using svcadm(1M). The service's
status can be queried using the svcs(1) command.


August 1, 2004 RPC.BOOTPARAMD(1M)