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MOPD(8) FreeBSD System Manager's Manual MOPD(8)

MOP Loader Daemon

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Mopd services MOP Load requests on the Ethernet connected to interface or all interfaces if ‘-a’ is given. In a load request received by mopd a filename can be given. This is the normal case for e.g. terminal servers. If a filename isn't given mopd must know what image to load.
Upon receiving a request, mopd checks if the requested file exists in /tftpboot/mop, the filename is normaly uppercase and with an extension of .SYS. If the filename isn't given, the ethernet address of the target is used as filename, e.g. 08002b09f4de.SYS and it might be a soft link to another file.
Mopd supports two kinds of files. The first type that is check is if the file is in a.out(5) format. If not, a couple of Digital's formats are checked.
In normal operation, mopd forks a copy of itself and runs in the background. Anomalies and errors are reported via syslog(3).

Listen on all the Ethernets attached to the system. If ‘-a’ is omitted, an interface must be specified.
Run in debug mode, with all the output to stdout. The process will run in the foreground.
Run in the foreground.

a.out(5) isn't supported yet non bsd implementations (otherOS).


bpf(4), mopa.out(1), mopchk(1), mopprobe(1), moptrace(1)
DECnet Digital Network Architecture Phase IV, Maintenance Operations Functional Specification V3.0.0, AA-X436A-TK.
DECnet Digital Network Architecture, Maintenance Operations Protocol Functional Specification V4.0.0, EK-DNA11-FS-001.

Mats O Jansson (
September 24, 1995

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