Timeout waiting for ARP/RARP packet - jumpstart client


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Timeout waiting for ARP/RARP packet - jumpstart client

Postby BertieBigBollox@gmail.com » Thu, 08 Oct 2009 06:58:18 GMT

Got it working this far at the moment. After boot net - install this
is what is happening....

Did a snoop on the server and it seems to be accepting an ARP request
from the client but doing nothing with it.

What could be causing this problem?

Its sol 10 and rarp, tftpboot, services are active. /tftpboot exists.

Re: Timeout waiting for ARP/RARP packet - jumpstart client

Postby Wolfgang » Thu, 08 Oct 2009 16:01:21 GMT

 XXXX@XXXXX.COM  schrieb:

- is the mac contained in /etc/ethers?
- maybe you need a configured defaultrouter on installserver
- are the bootserver and server in the same subnet and has the
bootserver a working route to this subnet?

Re: Timeout waiting for ARP/RARP packet - jumpstart client

Postby BertieBigBollox@gmail.com » Thu, 08 Oct 2009 17:12:32 GMT

mac is in /etc/ethers
connected via crossover.
boot server is (
client is (via ethers and hosts)

So what is the process that supplies the info to the request from the

Re: Timeout waiting for ARP/RARP packet - jumpstart client

Postby BertieBigBollox@gmail.com » Thu, 08 Oct 2009 18:58:50 GMT

On Oct 7, 9:12m, " XXXX@XXXXX.COM "

I think I've worked out that the client is sending an ARP request but,
for some reason, my server is not responding.

Like I said, entry in /etc/ethers so I dont understand it.

Re: Timeout waiting for ARP/RARP packet - jumpstart client

Postby BertieBigBollox@gmail.com » Thu, 08 Oct 2009 19:06:13 GMT

Mac in /etc/ethers.
No default route but connection is just a crossover cable.

Re: Timeout waiting for ARP/RARP packet - jumpstart client

Postby Sami Ketola » Fri, 09 Oct 2009 00:37:47 GMT

Start in.rarpd in debug mode and check if it sees the reqest.
I would also help if you could post the corresponding line
from /etc/ethers

and how is your naming services configured?


  .signature: no such file or directory

Re: Timeout waiting for ARP/RARP packet - jumpstart client

Postby BertieBigBollox@gmail.com » Fri, 09 Oct 2009 01:12:26 GMT

On Oct 7, 4:37m, Sami Ketola < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >

Cracked it. error in /etc/hosts file.

Stopped rarp service and ran in.rarpd -d -a and it told me ethernet
address could not get ip. This told me it was hosts or ethers.

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