Kernelpath & arplookup.
wmoran at potentialtech.com
Fri Oct 24 13:10:00 PDT 2003
[I'm moving this to questions at freebsd.org, because that is the correct list
for this type of question]
Peter Terpstra wrote:
> Dear readers,
> A few weeks ago I installed FreeBSD an I liked it very much, its easier than
> Linux I think. No problems with installing/configuring X or ssh or Postfix.
> My questions:
> I compiled a new (lighter) kernel and it works great but I found the path
> mentioned in dmesg or `uname -v' a bit strange, its the place of compile:
> peter at k7:~:0>uname -v
> FreeBSD 5.1-RELEASE #0: Fri Oct 24 01:12:56 CEST 2003
> root at k7.localdomain:/usr/src/sys/i386/compile/MYKERNEL-K6
> Does that mean I cannot remove the old kernel-source?
> I did a `configure MYKERNEL-K6;make depend;make; make install' just as
> mentioned in the on-line FreeBSD handbook.
> Why isn't the path something with /boot/kernel?
Because it's the path of your kernel config file. The actual, compiled
kernel is always in /boot/kernel, so it's not really mentioned.
> Frequently I get this message on the first console:
> arplookup 18.104.22.168 failed: host is not on local network
This means your network is configured strangely, although a lot of ISPs
seem to think this is the way to do it.
> I searched the inter-net, but I did not found a satisfying answer.
> 22.214.171.124 is hanging on the inter-net, an FreeBSD has a local IP-adres.
> So why this arplookup? What causes this lookup?
You have computers on your hub that have a network number that doesn't
jive with the IP/netmask you've assigned to the network card. If you
don't care, you can ignore the messages. All it means is that ARP was
not able to turn the IP address into a MAC address.
I believe there is a way to disable these messages, but I don't remember
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