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Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2019
 
 

rarp(4P)

Name

rarp, RARP - Reverse address resolution protocol

Description

You use the RARP protocol to map dynamically between the Internet Protocol (IP) and network interface MAC addresses. RARP is often used to boot an Oracle Solaris client. RARP clients include the SPARC boot PROM, Oracle Solaris kernel, and ifconfig(8). in.rarpd(8) provides the server-side implementation.

RARP request timeout behavior in application-layer clients is governed by the /etc/inet/rarp default file. To tune the number of retries an application attempts before giving up, set the RARP_RETRIES variable in /etc/inet/rarp. If the file is not present or RARP_RETRIES is not initialized within it, applications retry a maximum of five times with a eight second wait between retries.

Files

/etc/inet/rarp

Attributes

See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:

ATTRIBUTE TYPE
ATTRIBUTE VALUE
Interface Stability (protocol)
Standard
Interface Stability (defaults file)
Uncommitted
Interface Stability (RARP_RETRIES)
Uncommitted

See Also

arp(4P), ifconfig(8), in.rarpd(8)

Reverse Address Resolution Protocol RFC 903. June, 1984 R. Finlayson, T. Mann, J.C. Mogul, M. Theimer