Subject: Re: Help
To: Gordon W. Ross <>
From: Curt Sampson <>
List: port-sun3
Date: 01/07/1996 11:05:25
On Sun, 7 Jan 1996, Gordon W. Ross wrote:

> > 	On issueing the following, (just out of curiosity)
> > 
> > 	>b le(0,0,0)
> > 	Boot: le(0,0,0)
> > 	Requesting Internet address for 8:0:20:0:5:9A
> > 
> > 	and the corresponding tcpdump o/p at the 486/66 end
> > 
> > 	09:15:27.791418 rarp who-is MachineB tell MachineB
> > 	09:15:29.426758 rarp who-is MachineB tell MachineB
> Great!  Useful clues!  The client is not getting an answer
> when it tries to RARP for its IP address.  Your server is
> either not running rarpd or rarpd is mis-configured.

Rarpd often looks in your tftp boot directory for a boot file for
a machine before it gives a response; have you set that up? Have
a quick peek at the rarpd source code to see where exactly it looks
for the file. The boot file should be the IP address in all upper
case hex, with no dots or anything like that.


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