PXE-E11: ARP timeout

Peter Rathlev peter at rathlev.dk
Mon Aug 4 07:57:48 UTC 2014

On Sat, 2014-08-02 at 08:08 -0700, Mahmood N wrote:
> Trying to setup a PXE boot on a linux client, I get this error
>  CLIENT MAC ADDR: 08 00 27 69 73 7A GUID: 000000000-0000-0000-0000-8C89A5E06C86
>  PXE-E11: ARP timeout
>  subnet netmask {
>    range;
>    allow booting;
>    allow bootp;
>    class "pxeclients" {
>      match if substring(option vendor-class-identifier, 0, 9) = "PXEClient";
>      next-server;

The next-server address is part of the dynamic range. That's probably
not your problem here, but it's not a good idea to have things with
statically assigned IP addresses inside the dynamic range.

> I wonder why arp message  timed out? 

It sounds like the client cannot resolve (IP->MAC) the address of the
TFTP server, Is the TFTP server actually on the same VLAN and
holding that address? Can you reach the TFTP server from a another
device on the same VLAN?


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