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[SLE] OT:networking basics
  • From: msspal@xxxxxxxx (Donald G. Knecht)
  • Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2000 09:42:55 -0400
  • Message-id: <39F6E35F.9FD8721E@xxxxxxxx>



i have a toshiba satellite laptop that i have run SuSE on now for
several years.
i never really bother with network setups as the default loopback fit my
needs. i have added samba to allow printing on our W95 network at work
and all works fine.
the PROBLEM:
i recently needed to net boot another unix box and i am trying to get
arp/rarp to work correctly on the laptop, (which is currently running
6.4)........if i type "arp -s theUnixbox.domain.name 08:00:5f:21:7a"
i get an error message "theUnixbox.domain.name:Host lookup failure"
i HAVE added ip address and host name for the box in /etc/hosts
do i need DNS for this to work? shouldn't /etc/resolve.conf look to
/etc/hosts first before trying a nameserver?
i have tried adding "arp" to the ifconfig line for eth0 in /etc/rc.conf
-no luck
thanks,
don

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