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Old 02-25-2008
boot net problem

Hi my friends

when I want to make boot net for my server I have receive:

Time out ARP/RARP

note: I have use
Ok boot net (this is my Syntax)

so what is the problem?
# 2  
Old 02-25-2008
Normally when getting the Timeout waiting for ARP/RARP packet the error is due to one of the following:
(information found on examcram2 - Solaris 9 Network Admin Exam Cram: ARP and RARP

The ethernet address for the client has been entered incorrectly in /etc/ethers.

The ethernet address entry for the client does not exist in /etc/ethers.

The IP address or hostname entry for the client has been entered incorrectly in /etc/inet/hosts.

The IP address or hostname entry for the client does not exist in /etc/inet/hosts.

The in.rarpd daemon is not running on the server.

You can also gain useful information from the debug option of in.rarpd because it can be used to eliminate some of the potential causes of problems.
Here are some other docs that may help:

Jumpstart how-to Solaris 8
# 3  
Old 02-26-2008
It's odd that this:
The IP address or hostname entry for the client has been entered incorrectly in /etc/inet/hosts.

The IP address or hostname entry for the client does not exist in /etc/inet/hosts.
was included as a potential cause. That should cause the host to get the wrong address rather then rarpd not to respond.

Another common problem is that the boot server is not on the same subnet as the server being installed, or where multiple boot servers and a single install server are being used that the install server was configured to boot the client instead of the appropriate boot server.
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