rarpd - DARPA Reverse Address Resolution Protocol daemon
/usr/etc/rarpd [-d] [-l logfile] [interface ...]
rarpd responds to Reverse Address Resolution Protocol (Reverse ARP, RARP)
requests. It puts itself in the background, and requires root
The Reverse ARP protocol is used by systems at boot time to discover
their 32-bit Internet Protocol (IP) address given their 48-bit Ethernet
address. In order for a RARP request to be answered, the requesting
system's name-to-IP-address entry must exist in the /etc/hosts file and
its name-to-Ethernet-address entry must exist in the /etc/ethers file.
Note that if the server running rarpd is using the network information
service (NIS), the server's /etc files are ignored and the appropriate
NIS maps are queried.
Normally rarpd serves all configured IP interfaces which support
broadcasting. Optional interface arguments restrict service to only
those interfaces. The -d option causes rarpd to run in the foreground
and log diagnostics on its standard error output. The -l option causes
rarpd to record requests in logfile.
/var/adm/SYSLOG system log
/etc/init.d/network networking start-up script
/etc/config/rarpd configuration switch
/etc/config/rarpd.options configuration options
bootp(1M), chkconfig(1M), ifconfig(1M), ethers(4), hosts(4).
Finlayson, Ross, Timothy Mann, Jeffrey Mogul, and Marvin Theimer, A
Reverse Address Resolution Protocol, RFC 903, Network Information Center,
SRI International, Menlo Park, CA, June 1984.
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