Subject: Re: rarp failing
To: VaX#n8 <>
From: Chris G Demetriou <>
List: tech-net
Date: 10/26/1996 07:27:08
> So is ANYBODY able to netboot?  My Sun 3/60s aren't getting replies back,
> but tcpdump shows the replies are sent.  Is there a bug in the rarpd
> code?  I'm struggling to get the third machine up on the net and
> run tcpdump on it, but I'm betting I won't see any (uncorrupted) packets,
> else the Suns would be _doing_ something, like trying to tftp.

I'm using current versions of rarpd and bootparamd on NetBSD/Alpha to
netboot other NetBSD/Alpha machines.  If they work on the alpha, they
should work without too much trouble on a m68k box.  8-)  NetBSD/Alpha
uses bootp/tftp(?) in the boot blocks, and arp/bootparams/NFS in the
kernel to do netbooting, and i've tested that code recently.

You say that tcpdump shows the replies on the net but your Sun 3/60's
aren't seeing them... that sounds more like a bug in either your
configuration or in the sun3 network boot blocks.