Man page of RARP
Section: Linux Programmer's Manual (8)
Updated: 7 April 2000
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rarpd - Reverse Address Resolution Protocol (RARP) daemon
rarpd [-aAvde] [-b bootdir ] [ interface ]
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
responds with their IP address if it finds it in the ethers database
file or NIS+ lookup) and using DNS lookup if ethers database
contains a hostname and not an IP address.
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
) before it decides to respond to the RARP request.
Do not bind to the interface.
Respond to ARP as well as RARP requests.
Tell the user what is going on by being verbose.
Debugging mode. Do not detach from the tty.
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,
will not respond to the request.
- -b bootdir
instead of the default
as the TFTP boot directory for bootable image checks.
daemon present in Linux kernels up to 2.2 which was controlled by the
Alexey Kuznetsov, <email@example.com>
Jakub Jelinek, <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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