Subject: Re: arp problem
To: Paul Boven <>
From: David Brownlee <abs@NetBSD.ORG>
List: current-users
Date: 04/19/1998 17:27:13
	I think I remember seeing this problem.

	If you plug in the arp address manually on the serve with
	arp -s SLC_hostname SLC_mac_address does it work.

	Also, does it fail without the second ethernet card?


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On Mon, 20 Apr 1998, Paul Boven wrote:

> Hi folks,
> After upgrading my Sparc IPX with an extra ethernet-card (FSBE/S) I
> am running into a small problem with arp.
> This machine now has two interfaces: le0 is the local (10.x.x.x) network,
> while le1 is the rest of the world. So far, so good. At the other end
> of the local network is a sparc SLC that I want to use as an Xterm.
> ifconfig.le(0/1) both contain only "inet x.x.x.x" and route-wise,
> everything seems to be set up fine too: the 10.x.x.x network is listed
> as link#1.
> Problem is, that after the SLC has requested its IP-address via RARP,
> and wants to have its bootfile, it cannot be delivered because the
> IPX does not know the HW-address it has (host is down).
> And for some reason, it won't
> do an ARP request out over the le0. After manually setting the
> hardware address of the SLC into the IPX's arp-table with arp -s,
> it will boot up without any trouble whatsoever.
> Is there any reason why arp would not work on this interface,
> or another reason for this not to work?
> Systems are both running 1.3.1 from the snapshot.
> Regards, happy hacking, Paul.
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