dhcpinfo - display values  of  parameters  received  through


     dhcpinfo [ -c ] [-i interface] [-n limit ] code

     dhcpinfo [ -c ] [-i interface] [-n limit ] identifier


     The dhcpinfo utility prints the  DHCP-supplied  value(s)  of
     the  parameter  requested on the command line. The parameter
     may be identified either by its numeric  code  in  the  DHCP
     specification,  or  by its mnemonic identifier, as listed in
     dhcp_inittab(4). This command is intended to be used in com-
     mand  substitutions in the shell scripts invoked by init(1M)
     at system boot. It first contacts  the  DHCP  client  daemon
     dhcpagent(1M) to verify that DHCP has successfully completed
     on the requested interface. If DHCP  has  successfully  com-
     pleted  on  the  requested interface, dhcpinfo retrieves the
     values for the requested parameter. Parameter values  echoed
     by  dhcpinfo  should  not  be used without checking its exit
     status. See EXIT STATUS.

     See dhcp_inittab(4) for  the  list  of  mnemonic  identifier
     codes  for  all  DHCP parameters. See RFC 2132, DHCP Options
     and BOOTP Vendor Extensions for more detail.

  Output Format
     The output from dhcpinfo consists of one or  more  lines  of
     ASCII  text;  the  format  of  the  output  depends upon the
     requested parameter. The number of values returned per  line
     and  the  total number of lines output for a given parameter
     are determined by the parameter's  granularity  and  maximum
     values, respectively, as defined by dhcp_inittab(4).

     The format of each individual value  is  determined  by  the
     data  type  of the option, as determined by dhcp_inittab(4).
     The possible data types and their formats are listed below:

     Data Type         Format                          dhcp_inittab(4) type
     Unsigned Number   One or more decimal digits      UNUMBER8, UNUMBER16,
                                                       UNUMBER32, UNUMBER64
     Signed Number     One or more  decimal  digits,   SNUMBER8, SNUMBER16,
                       optionally   preceded   by  a   SNUMBER32, SNUMBER64
                       minus sign
     IP Address        Dotted-decimal notation         IP
     Octet             The string "0x" followed by a   OCTET
                       two-digit hexadecimal value
     String            Zero or more ASCII characters   ASCII


     The following options are supported:

     -c    Displays the output in a canonical format. This format
           is identical to the OCTET format with a granularity of

     -i interface
           Specifies the interface to retrieve  values  for  DHCP
           parameters  from. If this option is not specified, the
           primary interface is used.

     -n limit
           Limits the list of values displayed to limit lines.


     The following operands are supported:

          code  Numeric code for the requested DHCP parameter, as
                defined by the DHCP specification. Vendor options
                are  specified by adding 256 to the actual vendor

                Mnemonic symbol for the requested DHCP parameter,
                as listed in dhcp_inittab(4).


     The following exit values are returned:

          0     Successful operation.

          2     The operation was not successful. The DHCP client
                daemon  may  not  be running, the interface might
                have failed to configure, or no satisfactory DHCP
                responses were received.

          3     Bad arguments.

          4     The operation timed out.

          6     Some system error (should never occur).


     See attributes(5) for descriptions of the  following  attri-

    |       ATTRIBUTE TYPE        |       ATTRIBUTE VALUE       |
    | Availability                | SUNWcsr                     |
    | Interface Stability         | Evolving                    |


     dhcpagent(1M),  ifconfig(1M),   init(1M),   dhcp_inittab(4),

     Alexander, S., and R. Droms,  RFC  2132,  DHCP  Options  and
     BOOTP  Vendor  Extensions,  Silicon Graphics, Inc., Bucknell
     University, March 1997.

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