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How do I assign and IP address to my PortServer device using RARP?

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I need to assign an IP address to my PortServer unit using RARP any documentation on performing this would be useful.

Also, where do I locate the MAC address for these units?
asked Nov 26, 2003 in Portserver TS by Guest1 New to the Community (1 point)

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The MAC address can be located on a sticker underneath the unit. Here are the steps for RARP configuration.

Make a note of the hardware or MAC address located on the sticker underneath the PortServer unit.

Edit /etc/ethers on your UNIX server add an entry similar to the following placing the MAC address first, followed by the IP address you wish to assign:


Next edit /etc/hosts file, add the IP address and any applicable host name.

From the UNIX root prompt type:
# rarpd -a

Reboot the PortServer unit.

You should now be able to telnet to the unit using the IP address just assigned.
answered Nov 26, 2003 by userid0 Veteran of the Digi Community (2,158 points)