Re: Linux 2.2 - BSD/OS 4.1 ARP incompatibility

From: Andrey Savochkin (
Date: Sat Sep 02 2000 - 02:37:01 EST


On Sat, Sep 02, 2000 at 12:28:00PM +1100, David Luyer wrote:
> We have a number of Linux hosts on this backbone with a primary address in
> the network a.b.c.0/24 and a secondary address in the network d.e.f.0/24.
> a.b.c.1 arp who-has d.e.f.2
> Is this already fixed in 2.4 or it is something which needs investigation
> and a patch?

I don't think it's fixed.
Try arp_solicit() and fib_select_addr() changes from
with 2.4 kernel.
They completely replace broken address-list based lookup by using preferred
source from routing table entries for arp request sources, too.

Best regards
                                        Andrey V.
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