Bootptab file entries
An example of a /etc/bootptab file entry for a networked all-in-one is shown below. Note that the
configuration data contains tags to identify the various all-in-one parameters and their settings.
Entries and tags supported are listed in the
Table 9-5 Tags supported in a BOOTP/DHCP boot file
Tags supported in a BOOTP/DHCP boot file
The name of the peripheral. This name identifies an entry
point to a list of parameters for a specific peripheral.
Nodename must be the first field in an entry. (In the example
above, nodename is “picasso”.)
The hardware type tag. For the all-in-one, set this to ether
for Ethernet. This tag must precede the ha tag.
The BOOTP report format tag (required). Set this parameter
The hardware address tag. The hardware (MAC) address is
the link-level, or station address of the all-in-one. It can be
found on the all-in-one network configuration page as the
The IP address tag (required). This address will be the IP
address of the all-in-one.
The subnet mask tag. The subnet mask will be used by the
all-in-one to identify the portions of an IP address that
specify the network/subnetwork number and the host
The gateway IP address tag. This address identifies the IP
address of the default gateway (router) that the all-in-one will
use for communications with other subnets.
DNS (Domain Name System) server’s IP address tag. Only
a single name server can be specified.
The syslog server’s IP address tag. It specifies the server
that the all-in-one sends syslog messages to.
Domain name tag. Specifies the domain name for the all-in-
one (for example, "support.hp.com"). It does not include the
host name; it is not the Fully Qualified Domain Name (such
DHCP T1 timeout, specifying the DHCP lease renewal time
DHCP T2 timeout, specifying the DHCP lease rebind time
A colon (:) indicates the end of a field, and a backslash (\) indicates that the entry is
continued on the next line. Spaces are not allowed between the characters on a line. Names,
such as host names, must begin with a letter and can contain only letters, numbers, periods
(for domain names only), or hyphens. The underline character (_) is not allowed. Refer to your
system documentation or online help for more information.
Chapter 9 Networking