Subject: Re: arp problem
To: Andrei Petrov <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: tech-net
Date: 09/27/2000 13:40:29
On Tue, Sep 26, 2000 at 03:39:30PM -0700, Andrei Petrov wrote:
> I tried to move net-boot server from i386/1.5B to alpha/1.5F
> and discovered that I can't make published entry by arp.
> I'm doing 
> arp -s <hostname or ip doesn't mater> ether_addr pub
> arp returns silently or with error
> arp: writing to routing socket: File exists
> Check by 'arp -a' doesn't show requested entry.
> Has anybody seen this before, is there anybody who tried
> the same? Any additional information will be provided for
> somebody interested.

Just tried on a i386, it works as expected. However, it fails on my alpha too,
so I guess this is an alpha (or lp64) specific problem.

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.