From: Jiao Lingxiu (
Date: Sat Sep 16 1995 - 16:01:15 CDT

Thanks to all who replied with advice.
My original question posted was:

> I met a serious problem with our machine running Solaris 2.3. When I boot machine. It shows on the screen that:
> ...
> Configuring network interfaces: ifconfig: litho2: bad address
> le0: auto-revarp failed: no RARP replies received
> ...
> /dev/rdsk/c0t3d0s0: FILE SYSTEM STATE SET TO OKAY
> ..
> /dev/rdsk/c0t3d0s6: FILE SYSTEM STATE SET TO OKAY
> ...
> setting default interface for multicast: litho2: bad value
> The 'litho2' is the hostname of the machine. After I boot with singal user state, I check the interface address with the command 'ifconfig -a'. It shows:
> ....
> le0: flags=842<BROASCAST, RUNNING MULTICAST> mtu 1500
> inet netmask 0
> ether 8:0:20:6:d6:8c

Suggestion are:

 1. Check that /etc/hosts and /etc/hostname.le0 files are correct.
 2. Check that /etc/nodename and /etc/netmasks files are correct.


Bill Maggio
Pell Emanuelsson
Rahul Roy
Bill Holzapfel
Tim Bradshaw
Ian Fox
Alan Chan
Robert Lopez
Paulo Licio de Geus
Jim Levie
Philip Kao
Glenn Satchell
Brett Lymn
Stuart Little



   In /etc/hosts file, the line with hostname and IP address was absent. After adding it and then booting the machine, the problem was fixed.


Thanks again to all who responded.

Lingxiu Jiao E-mail:
Department of Gelogical Sciences Tel(O): 204-474-8415
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba

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