Assiging a PortServer IP address using RARP in UNIX

There is a method available to assign an IP address and configure the PortServer without having to attach hardware.

  1. Make a note of the MAC (hardware) address located on the sticker underneath the PortServer.
  2. 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:
  3. Edit /etc/hosts file, add the IP address and any applicable hostname.
  4. From the UNIX root prompt:  # rarpd -a
  5. Reboot the PortServer.
  6. You should now be able to telnet to the unit using the IP address just assigned.
Last updated: Jan 10, 2024

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