Re: ARP bug/feature in linux

From: Carlos Velasco (carlosev@newipnet.com)
Date: Sun Jul 27 2003 - 06:15:37 EST


On 26/07/2003 at 18:48 S Ramesh wrote:

>While recv a ARP req to its IP, a linux machine responds with a ARP
>response, but not updating its ARP cache.
>
>Why is this behaviour? As per RFC if the ARP req is for the
>interface's protocol address, it has to update the src protocol
>address, source hardware address it in its ARP cache. This is a
>violation of RFC right.
>Any reasons for this behaviour?

Ramesh,

You should better subscribe to netdev@oss.sgi.com and discuss this problem there.
http://lkml.org/faq/#related-lists

Regards,
Carlos Velasco

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