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Re: Saga of the installation of NetBSD on a Sparc 2

On Thu, Nov 4, 2010 at 10:59 AM,  <> wrote:
> Folk,
> I've not abandoned the project.  In fact I sacrificed a weekend
> to stay at work and spent the afternoon of October 24 trying to
> net install to the new disk on the SS2.  At the end of last
> July the Debian server worked with no problems.  Now the SS2
> reports no RARP response; it can't get its IP address.
> root@dalton:~# ps aux | grep rarpd
> root 2977  0.0  0.1   1672   272 ? Ss   Oct28   0:00 /usr/sbin/rarpd -e -v
> Seems right.  I wonder whether the rarpd or a security feature
> has changed in the numerous updates of Debian since July.
> Unfortunately netbooting NetBSD from Debian isn't commonplace
> and I can't expect anyone to duplicate my observation.
> Would be helpful to confirm that RARP works on localhost.  Is
> this possible in Linux?

did you see your requests with tcpdump?

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