Solaris 10 snoop using dhcp or bootp filter options do not capture, display packets after Patch 144500-19 is installed (Doc ID 1442401.1)

Last updated on JULY 11, 2017

Applies to:

Solaris SPARC Operating System - Version: 10 9/10 U9 to 10 8/11 U10 - Release: 10.0 to 10.0
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

On a Solaris 10 system with Kernel patch 144500-19 (SPARC) or 144501-19 (X86) installed snoop commands that use the dhcp or bootp filter options will not display packets.

# uname -a
SunOS Hostname 5.10 Generic_144500-19 sun4u sparc SUNW,UltraAX-i2


With the Kernel Patch installed a command such as the following will not capture or display packets:


# snoop -d bge0 dhcp


If the Kernel Patch 144500-19 is not installed or is removed it would display the following:

# snoop -d bge0 dhcp
Using device bge0 (promiscuous mode)
OLD-BROADCAST -> BROADCAST DHCP/BOOTP DHCPDISCOVER
OLD-BROADCAST -> BROADCAST DHCP/BOOTP DHCPDISCOVER
OLD-BROADCAST -> BROADCAST DHCP/BOOTP DHCPDISCOVER
OLD-BROADCAST -> BROADCAST DHCP/BOOTP DHCPDISCOVER
OLD-BROADCAST -> BROADCAST DHCP/BOOTP DHCPDISCOVER
OLD-BROADCAST -> BROADCAST DHCP/BOOTP DHCPDISCOVER


Changes

The Solaris 10 system was updated from a earlier Kernel Patch to 144500-19.

Cause

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