Subject: Re: magic network message - please help
To: Chuck Swiger <>
From: Wojciech Puchar <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 06/25/2005 12:04:52
> Wojciech Puchar wrote:
>> could someone please translate this message into english?
>> sip0: arp: link address is broadcast for IP address!
> Your sip0 network interface saw traffic which came from an IP address which 
> is supposed to be reserved for the (subnet) broadcast address.  Generally it 
> means something has the wrong netmask value, or else your DHCP server or some 
> such is giving out IPs which it should not.
> -- 
> -Chuck
my DHCP server is giving things ok, but someone probably is "smart" and 
set things manually