Re: arp called for own IP address and 2.0.30

A.N.Kuznetsov (
Thu, 19 Jun 1997 17:22:12 +0400

In article <> you wrote:

: >The address of 0 is used for bootp address acquisition. It should already
: >have changed in 2.1.x

: Yes, I beleive Alexy has completely rewritten this whole section.
: Mind you, this still doesn't answer how it should be fixed in 2.0.x.
: (If it should be fixed, as opposed to documented as a problem with
: a known workaround.)

Two solutions are possible:

1. Do not touch it, but warn somewhere that presence
of multiple interfaces strictly prohibits addressless interfaces.
In any case, bootp cannot work on the box with multiple interfaces.

2. Just delete it. I do not believe that someone uses
bootp address discovery.

Alexey Kuznetsov.