On Tue, 2007-04-10 at 12:56 -0700, Gerhard Magnus wrote:
I have assigned IP addresses to the boxes on my home network,
192.168.1.11 thru 192.168.1.14. This arrangement has worked without
problems until today.
When I booted up the machine at 192.168.1.13, instead of the usual
report of eth0 being activated I saw an error message: "Some other host
already uses 192.168.1.13". I was unable to ping 192.168.1.13 from
another machine. Box 192.168.1.13 remained unconnected to the LAN until
I manually activated eth0 using system-config-network. Then everything
I rebooted another of the boxes 192.168.1.11 and got a similar message:
"Some other host already uses 192.168.1.11". Again, activating eth0
solved the problem.
What's happening? Is there an easy solution? If not, what can I do to
troubleshoot this further?
Question: do you have a switch or hub on your lan causing a loop?
I am wondering, when the box ARPs to see if any other device has
its IP address, does it hear itself?
Thanks for the help!