Re: [2.4 PATCH] bugfix: ARP respond on all devices

From: Michael Richardson (mcr@sandelman.ottawa.on.ca)
Date: Sun Jul 27 2003 - 19:09:24 EST


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>>>>> "David" == David S Miller <davem@redhat.com> writes:
    David> Bas Bloemsaat <bloemsaa@xs4all.nl> wrote:

>> I think this is unwanted behaviour.

    David> Not a bug. This behavior is on purpose.

  Yes, this was said 5 years ago when it was reported to netdev the first
dozen times. I didn't buy the reasoning then, and I still do not now.

  I think that it is gratuitously incompatible behaviour which bites way
more people in the ass than the number of people who it actually benefits.
  
    David> Use source based routes if you want to control how ARP
    David> responses behave in this way.

    David> This is becomming a FAQ.

  I eargerly await the FAQ.

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