[Dibbler] dibbler-server an debian-armel

Tomasz Mrugalski thomson at klub.com.pl
Fri Aug 15 14:42:02 CEST 2008

On Fri, 15 Aug 2008 somebody known as lists at milindur.de wrote:

> I installed dibbler-server on Debian Sid / ARM (QNAP TS-109).
Which version? My 0.7.1-2 version have been uploaded recently.
But the differences between 0.7.1-2 and 0.7.1-1 are config file related 
only, so both versions are considered latest.

> The output of uname -r is:
> Linux erde 2.6.26-1-orion5x #1 Sat Aug 9 21:19:51 UTC 2008 armv5tel
> GNU/Linux
> When I run dibbler-server and try to use it with a client I get the
> following messages in the logfile:

>> 2008.08.15 12:20:27 Server Debug     Received 79 bytes on interface eth0/2
> (socket=5, addr=fe80::20d:56ff:fe7a:2baf.).
> 2008.08.15 12:20:27 Server Error     Invalid option (type=63232, len=256
> received (msgtype=1). Message dropped.
> 2008.08.15 12:20:27 Server Notice    Received SOLICIT on
> eth0/2,TransID=0x1af7, 0 opts:, 0 relay(s).
Server was not able to parse SOLICIT message.
At first glance, I though that is a endianess problem (your hardware is 
big endian, right?), but 63232 is 0xf700. If reversed, it would give 
0x00f7 (247 dec). But there is no option type 247. There's something odd 
here. Please provide ethereal dumps. This will help a lot.
If they will contain multiple requests, please clearly state which client 
sent them.

> What could be the reason for this problem? How can it be solved?
I suspect some non-obvious endianess problem. But dibbler have been workng 
on such systems for quite a while. If you provide enough information, we 
can solve this together.

Tomasz Mrugalski,              | Him not my excellent grammar to criticize I told. |
thomson(at)klub(dot)com(dot)pl |                                   angry Yoda      |

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