SOS arp question

Bob Chiodini rchiodin at
Fri Dec 31 15:04:23 UTC 2004

adel.essafi at wrote:

>hi list
>I am running a FC3 server and got a tally T9412 priter connectedto the
>On the network device of this printer the mac adress is writen.
>when I execute arp -a command line, I don t get any adress (but mine).
>how can I get scan the network on linux. please help.
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Are you trying to assign a specific IP address via DHCP from a Linux 
server?  If so, you could configure dhcpd to assign a specific address 
based on the MAC address on the printer's label.  If the MAC address on 
the label is incorrect, assign it a random address, ping that address, 
and then arp -a to get it's MAC.  Then update dhcpd to assign a given 
address to the MAC reported by arp.  See the man file for dhcpd.conf for 
more info.


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