From: bobb at domain redbrick.dcu.ie
Date: Mon 31 Jul 2000 - 00:40:28 IST
kevin lyda hath declared on Friday the 28 day of July 2000 :-:
> > 2) Assuming you won't be using the boxes as DHCP clients, can you pick up IP
> > addresses via ARP (given an ARP server, natch) ?
> you mean rarp, yes? for the install i think you need dhcp... hm...
> actually you might not.
Any time I've used rarp, I've had to tell the rarp server the mac address
of the NIC to give the machine an IP address, usually a "black box" gadget
whose serial is being tempermental or I didn't happen to have one handy, but
it does have a telnetd. So, crossover cable, rarpd in verbose mode, turn on
the box, get its Mac Addr, tell rarpd that that Mac is such and such IP
address, and telnet in... Quite handy... ;-)
Back to the point, Unless you know the mac's of all the machines, DHCP would
possibly be the handiest....
-- Robert "bobb" Crosbie. System Administrator, Internet Ireland.
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