Bug 34815 - /sbin/rarp is missing from net-tools
/sbin/rarp is missing from net-tools
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: net-tools (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Crutcher Dunnavant
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-04-05 00:45 EDT by Nils Philippsen
Modified: 2007-03-26 23:43 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-04-05 01:12:40 EDT
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Description Nils Philippsen 2001-04-05 00:45:53 EDT
As the subject says:

nils@cognac:~> rpm -ql net-tools | grep rarp
nils@cognac:~> rpm -q net-tools

On another machine (roughly RHL 7) this is:

[nils@cassis nils]$ rpm -ql net-tools|grep rarp
[nils@cassis nils]$ rpm -q net-tools

This is only the case with this latest version of net-tools, otherwise
tripwire would have complained earlier.
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2001-04-05 01:12:36 EDT
IIRC, this is because rarp from net-tools doesn't work with 2.4 since the kernel
bits of rarp support were removed (it can all basically be done with userspace).
 The changelog for the net-tools package backs this up:

* Mon Apr 02 2001 Preston Brown <pbrown@redhat.com>
- don't use this version of rarp, doesn't work with our 2.4.

In fact, the userspace package is even there... take a look at the rarpd package.
Comment 2 Preston Brown 2001-04-06 15:17:35 EDT
you don't need a userland rarp tool anymore.  check out rarpd.

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