[Gllug] arp problem?

Adrian McMenamin adrian at mcmen.demon.co.uk
Sun Jun 11 15:32:21 UTC 2006

On Sun, 2006-06-11 at 16:17 +0100, Russell Howe wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 11, 2006 at 01:08:07PM +0100, Adrian McMenamin wrote:
> > But the second box doesn't have an IP address, it just has a MAC
> > address. The box is booted with a very simple slave program which simply
> > loads loads the kernel into the right memory location and runs the
> > bootloader.
> > 
> > How would I implement an alternative in this situation?
> The Linux kernel can be built to have a minimal DHCP (or BOOTP or RARP)
> client in it, which will query for an address via the local network
> interface.
> Look for "IP autoconfiguration" in network options. You'll need a few
> other things compiled in too (driver for the NIC chip, AF_PACKET
> support, etc).
> The other way would be to use an initramfs with a userspace dhcp client
> - you could even have modular NIC drivers this way.
> Whether the dreamcast port of the kernel supports initramfs, and whether
> its NIC chip driver can be compiled in (instead of being a module), I
> don't know.
It boots fine. It's later on I have the problems

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