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RARPD Failure

Symptom: RARP client fails to get IP information from server. Server is seeing correct MAC address (verified by snoop), but just never answers. If you run rarpd -d -a (output debugging info), it says:

/usr/sbin/in.rarpd:[5]  RARP_REQUEST for 0:3:ba:c:c:37
/usr/sbin/in.rarpd:[5]  trying physical netnum 10.64.80.0 mask fffff000
/usr/sbin/in.rarpd:[5]  got host entry but no IP address on this net

Probable Problem: The ethernet address entry is duplicated in the NIS or local ethers file.

Solution:

  1. Verify NIS ethers information is correct.
  2. Verify NIS information is not duplicated (ie the MAC address has exactly one entry in the ethers table).
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