SUMMARY: error on warning about duplicate hardware address

From: Adam Bisbe <>
Date: Tue Jul 01 2003 - 14:35:40 EDT
Thank you all:

most of you said it's because of the switch failing, as Allan West explains:
One of our switches flaked out and died.
While it was on it's way out, it would reflect packets with a machine's MAC 
address and IP address back to the host in such a way that Solaris saw it as 
another machine trying to steal the address. Replacing the switch fixed the 

----------  original question  ----------
> An hour ago our ethernet network went down because of the failure of a
> switch. It's now working, but I found this on "messages" of one of
> my machines (SunOS dcug 5.8 Generic_108528-19 sun4u sparc SUNW,UltraAX-i2) :
> -------------------------------------
> Jul  1 17:45:28 name ip: [ID 903730 kern.warning] WARNING: IP: Hardware
> address '00:03:ba:10:53:db' trying to
> be our address!
> -------------------------------------
> The address listed is the real address of "eri0", so the machine is warning
> about it's own address. Anyone has experienced this before?
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