Re: arp tell

Florian Heinz (
Fri, 17 Dec 1999 12:17:54 +0100


> My ISP was playing with their DHCP server and while pump was trying to get an
> address I was doing a tcpdump and noticed a bunch of arp requests going out
> saying looking for x.x.x.x tell I believe this was because there was
> a default route pointing to the interface but the interface didn't have an IP
> address yet. I was just wondering if that might just confuse the other end if
> someone tried to reply.

I think this is the duplicate address detection as mentioned in
RFC2131... but don't count on it ;)

Florian Heinz
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