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Bug#438967: marked as done (laptop-net: arp-discovery does not work on Xircom PCMCIA NIC)

Your message dated Sun, 27 Feb 2011 10:40:44 +0000
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has caused the Debian Bug report #438967,
regarding laptop-net: arp-discovery does not work on Xircom PCMCIA NIC
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--- Begin Message ---
Package: laptop-net
Version: 2.26-8
Severity: important

I am using a setup with a static address and a catchall DHCP entry for
other networks.

I am attempting to use arp-discovery to detect the static address
network by using the ip-map table to probe the upstream gateway.

At this point, detection fails: arp-discovery definitely sends out ARP
packets, however they are never recieved by the network card.

This network card has problems with multicast and other related stuff
and has to be put in promiscuous mode to use such things, which may be
causing this problem.

It also may be an issue that arp-discovery produces arp packets with
invalid from IP address. ( Which may be confusing the gateway
or causing the packets to get mislaid.

In attempting to diagnose this problem I have looked through the
entirety of the laptop-net shell scripts without finding any obvious
knobs to turn and have run arp-discovery with the network card up and
properly connected to the static network where it still failed to
recieve any responses.

Has anyone had any experience with this or similar issues before? and
are there any tricks / hints that could get this to work for me?

I have not included the debconf information as this information has been
superceded by custom configuration in the schemes and ip-map files.

I will include them if requested, however there is nothing overly
special in them.


Julian Calaby

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i586)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.23-rc3 (PREEMPT)
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C (charmap=ANSI_X3.4-1968)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages laptop-net depends on:
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]        1.5.14      Debian configuration management sy
ii  ifupdown                     0.6.8       high level tools to configure netw
ii  libc6                        2.6-2       GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libnet1               library for the construction and h
ii  libpcap0.8                   0.9.5-1     System interface for user-level pa
ii  lockfile-progs               0.1.10      Programs for locking and unlocking
ii  module-init-tools            3.3-pre11-4 tools for managing Linux kernel mo
ii  net-tools                    1.60-17     The NET-3 networking toolkit

laptop-net recommends no packages.

-- debconf information excluded

--- End Message ---
--- Begin Message ---
Version: 2.26-9+rm

Dear submitter,

as the package laptop-net has just been removed from the Debian archive
unstable we hereby close the associated bug reports.  We are sorry
that we couldn't deal with your issue properly.

For details on the removal, please see http://bugs.debian.org/581442

The version of this package that was in Debian prior to this removal
can still be found using http://snapshot.debian.org/.

This message was generated automatically; if you believe that there is
a problem with it please contact the archive administrators by mailing

Debian distribution maintenance software
Alexander Reichle-Schmehl (the ftpmaster behind the curtain)

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