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Some other host already uses address...

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I just create an Oracle Enterprise Linux virtual machine on a Xen Server, and this weird thing happened. I tried to assign a private address ( and this error message appears: Error message: Some other host already uses address

I decided to make an arping as follows:

arping -I eth0 -c 3

..and the resulting MAC address belongs to our main router (a Cisco 2900).

So, the thing is, no matter which (private) IP I use as an argument in the previous command, the answer is the same MAC, and the error appears every time I try to setup ANY IP address on the Linux Box.

When I use a public IP address, it throws no error whatsoever.

Any ideas?

Thank you very much in advance.


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