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Manual Reference Pages  -  DNS-BOOTPARAMS (1)

NAME

dns-bootparams - generate /etc/bootparams entries from DNS tables

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
The * Default
Options

SYNOPSIS

dns-bootparams [ option... ][ infile [ outfile ]]
dns-bootparams -Help
dns-bootparams -VERSion

DESCRIPTION

The dns-bootparams program is used to generate the /etc/bootparams entries from DNS tables.

If the input file is not named, or the name ’-’ is used, the standard input is read.

If the output file is not named, or the name ’-’ is used, the startdard output is written.

BOOTPARAM TYPES

The ‘‘bootparam’’ class has the following types:
aarch The application architecture. Expects one argument. Legal values are ‘‘sparc’’ or ‘‘i386’’. Usually used to substitute into other records. This can usually be derived from ‘‘in hinfo’’ records if not supplied, so it commonly is not given explicitly. Can still be used in $substitutions even if derived from the ‘‘in hinfo’’ records.
boottype The boot type. Expects one argument. Legal values are ‘‘in’’ and nothing else.
display Used for i386/i86pc.
install The server and path of the Solaris CD image. Often contains $substitutions from other records, particularly $server and $aarch.
install_config
  Expects two arguments. The server and path of the directory containing the install rules script. Often contains $substitutions from other records, particularly $server.
karch The kernel architecture. Expects one argument. Legal values include: ‘‘i86pc’’, ‘‘sun4’’, ‘‘sun4c’’, ‘‘sun4m’’, etc.
keyboard Used for i386/i86pc.
mouse Used for i386/i86pc.
root Expects two arguments. The server and path of the root directory to mount as a diskless client while installing solaris on the native disk. Often contains $substitutions from other records, particularly $server, $aarch and $karch.
server The name of the install server. Expects one argument. Used to parameterise other records.
term The terminal type. Expects one argument. Legal values are terminal names from termcap, usually ‘‘sun’’. Specifying this makes install much faster.

THE * DEFAULT

The special host name ‘‘*’’ may be used to specify defaults. These may be over-riden by specific entries. The most recently see default of each type anme is remembered. This may be exploited, for example, to set different servers and gateways for different networks.

Substitutions are performed after the defaults are applied, so that root, for example, may contain $substitutions. It is usually sufficient to have a single ‘‘karch’’ record trigger the entire bootparam entry in the output.

OPTIONS

The following options are understood:
-Verbose This option may be used to see what dns-bootparams deciphers each resource record as.
-Help This option may be used to get more information about how to used th dns-bootparams program.
-VERSion This option may be used to see what version of the dns-bootparams program is running.
-Idirectory
  This option may be used to set the search path for include files.

[Include document man1/arglex.so]

[Include document man1/exit.so]

[Include document man1/copyright.so]

[Include document man1/author.so]

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