Subject: Re: arp problem
To: Paul Boven <>
From: I presume I need no introduction. <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/19/1998 21:50:26
Gee, this sounds familiar.  I never did get a resolution for this one.

The only solution was to manually populate the ARP table at boot time with
permanent entries.

Paul Boven sez:
 * Hi folks,
 * 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.

This hasn't ever worked, at least not with an IPX...

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