Help! Endless RARP requests

adm35 at georgetown.edu adm35 at georgetown.edu
Sun Aug 24 14:36:02 EDT 2003


You'll either need a hub, switch or crossover cable.

Arnie Miles
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----- Original Message -----
From: Gregg Germain <saville at comcast.net>
Date: Saturday, August 23, 2003 5:38 pm
Subject: Help! Endless RARP requests

> Hi,
> 
> I have installed the Scyle basic edition I got from Linux Central (RH
> 6.2).
> 
> I've done the installation and I selected the range of IP addresses
> they suggest for the slave nodes. ifconfig shows that eth1 is 
> operating.
> I connect a slave node to the Master node by connecting the Slave's
> eth0 card to the Master's eth1 card.
> 
> I created a slave boot floppy, and boot the slave. It boots ok but
> starts sending RARP requests that never get satisfied. It sits there
> forever making more requests (well eventually it reboots itself and
> tries again but then there's endless RARP requests).
> 
> Can any one give me a hint?
> 
> Do I have to go through a hub to connect that first slave to the
> master? I know I'll have to have a hub for the second slave, but I
> thought I could make a direct connection for the first one.
> 
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> 
> thanks
> 
> Gregg
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