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rarpd failure

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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 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.


  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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