Address Resolution Protocol is a layer 2 networking protocol used for resolving layer 3 addresses (such as IP addresses) into layer 2 addresses (such as Ethernet MACs). It is used by network devices when communicating with devices on the same layer 2 network.

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Trouble directing traffic to Honeyd virtual hosts

I am trying to set up an experiment to observe some network behavior and as part of that experiment I am setting up a closed LAN that has virtual hosts created by Honeyd. I have honeyd running one ...
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How can I configure permanent arp entries on Red Hat Enterprise Linux?

I'm configuring a Red Hat Linux server which will be sending UDP packets out but never receiving ARP responses. So a static ARP entry is required. The obvious way to do this is. arp -s 10.0.0.1 ...
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arp -n responds with (incomplete) on the wrong subnet, can't remove it

context There are 2 servers: server1 - eth0 10.129.76.16 eth0.2 192.168.0.103 server2 - eth0 10.129.79.1 eth0.2 192.168.62.101 The 192.x.x.x addresses are connected to the ...
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VMXNET3 nic loses the ability to update ARP table after N hours

I have a fedora 18 VM that stops updating the arp table on eth1 after running for a number of hours to days. There are other VMs on the same hypervisor that can access all of the same networks without ...
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“Destination Host Unreachable” and ARP returns no addresses over LAN

I am currently trying to setup LAN over two machines with a network mask of 255.255.255.0 however I am receiving the following message when trying to communicate between them both; [root@alpha ~]# ...
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Promiscuous ports on PowerConnect [closed]

I'm trying to set up an environment with 2 virtual hosts on ESXi and physical layer 2 IPS. Here's what I got so far: Virtual host 0 connected to port group with vlan 1600 Virtual host 1 connected to ...
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How to setup a static multicast ARP entry with Cisco SG300?

We're running a Microsoft NLB cluster in multicast mode as a loadbalancer. Using our old Cisco IOS switches we propagate access to the cluster to our branches using a static ARP entry in the core ...
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network level of veth doesn't respond to arp

I decided to play with veth : create a veth pair and send a ping from one end to another. $ ip link add type veth $ ip addr add 192.168.99.1 dev veth4 $ ip addr add 192.168.99.2 dev veth5 $ ip link ...
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ARP reply vanishes from br0 to tap0 using OpenVPN in bridging mode

i have setup a linux box (on an esxi5) which acts as an openvpn server. the server is configured to use bridging for the clients, which essentially works, with one exception. if the client pings some ...
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Physical switch not learning MAC address of virtual machines

I have a virtual environment running vSphere 5.1. I have two ESXis with a vDS between them. There is, for the purposes of the discussion, just one portgroup on that vDS configured to use a VLAN. The ...
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Windows Domain controller ARPing for 169.254.0.0/16 addresses

I've been doing some sniffing on my company's network to try to clean up some of traffic and have noticed that one of our Server 2008 Domain Controllers is sending out ARP's every second or two to ...
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Switch behavior on unicast packets when the destination is unknown

Please let me start by saying I am no network expert, I am a programmer who does a fair amount of L3/4 programming. My question is that when a switch receives a packet with a destination MAC that is ...
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Find out IP of connected interface?

Suppose I connect two machines directly together with an ethernet cable. I know nothing about machine2's configuration - I only have access to machine1. What can I do on machine1 to determine ...
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ARP responds with single MAC address on Linux server with multiple interfaces on the same network

Linux server has 2 active network interfaces: IF:eth1 IP:192.168.1.1/24 MAC:11:11:11:11:11:11 (1GbE) IF:eth2 IP:192.168.1.2/24 MAC:22:22:22:22:22:22 (10GbE) The idea is that the ...
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Can Windows Populate Network List in an MPLS?

With an MPLS of one host and one remote, when I go to Windows Explorer and bring up "Network", is the list supposed to be populated with the devices on both subnets? If not, can it be made to do so? ...
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brctl bridge forwarding packets to promiscuous interfaces

I have two promiscuous sniffing interfaces on my linux box: eth0 is connected to an external vlan bridge eth1 is connected to an internal vlan bridge with eth0 I can sniff all traffic on my ...
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Duplicate entries in switch ARP table

A server is showing twice or more on my L2 switch ARP table Same IP address, mac address, and ethernet port. What could be causing this? Thanks
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nmap and arp-scan inconsistent IP-MAC results

I seem to get variable and inconsistent results for the IP/MAC addresses from a particular machine, using nmap or arp-scan. The machine has 3 interfaces, and this is what it shows: $ uname -a Linux ...
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what would happen when macchanger to gateway mac address? [closed]

I thought arpspoof GATEWAY_IP -t VICTIM_IP can be prevented by add a static arp entry on victim side, i.e. arp -s GATEWAY_IP GATEWAY_MAC I read ...
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Configuring VRRP with keepalived on two machines - interaction with proxy arp

Let's assume we have the following topology for our network: Host1------- Router1-------Router2----------Router3-------Host2 and we want to configure vrrp on the two hosts with keepalived so that ...
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Why do all computers on my network have the same MAC address?

I'm on a LAN provided by an ISP. My computer has its IP address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway, DNS Servers(using DHCP). I just wanted to see the MAC addresses of all the computers on my LAN. After ...
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openvpn connects but does not work until server pings client

I'm trying to configure a connection using openvpn from a windows 7 client machine to a linux host. I'm using openvpn in the traditional routed mode using tap devices, and the configuration I'm using ...
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Is Windows Server 2008 R2 arp cache per user or per machine?

When running arp -a in a Windows Server 2008 R2 prompt, will the returned entries cover connections from all users logged on to the machine or only the current?
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How to convert proxy ARP setup to IPv6?

My company has a router/firewall deployed with the "common" Proxy ARP setup: it sits between some servers and the ISP gateway, and intercepts all the packets with proxy arp, so that it can apply both ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 reply ARP request delay 10+ seconds

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 in VirtualBox, my server program is running in it, its IP is 192.168.1.105. My client is running at 192.168.1.107. But the client alway took 10+ seconds to send a package to ...
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Networking ARP table in windows cmd

I am reading the book practical packet analysis and I have just learned the fundamentals of the ARP protocol. They also added something about the arp -a cmd command. I'm curious about some of the ...
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Router Advertisement loopback

I have a machine acting as a router. To send out router advertisements it is running radvd. IPv6 enabled. When an interface is enabled (e.g. a link-local address is set) radvd will sent to all nodes ...
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arpd does not send ARP requests

Sometimes a botnet (or whatever) tries to port scan pretty much all IPs in the internal network (two /21 subnets) in one second. As a result the router sends out a lot of ARP requests and some slower ...
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iptables arp compare and execute

EXAMPLE: iptables :internet - [0:0] -A internet -m mac --mac-source 48:5D:60:FC:29:B0 -j RETURN COMMIT [root@localhost:~ ] $ arp Address HWtype HWaddress Flags Mask ...
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pfSense 1.2.3 can't talk ARP beyond a switch two hops away

I have the following devices on vlan93 on my network: pfsense (192.168.93.1) core-sw1 (192.168.93.2) edge-sw1 (192.168.93.3) pf-switch (192.168.93.100) devices (192.168.93.120) Physical ...
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Understanding ARP traces during OS load

Consider the following ARP packets captured while a unix machine was booting. From the packets I understand that this machine whose MAC address is 00:22:22:22:22:22 is requesting information about ...
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Keepalived failover not working for Static NAT target behind Cisco ASA

I've got a Cisco ASA[0] with a pair of Linux boxes in the DMZ running Keepalived and HAproxy acting as a load-balancing failover pair for another pair of Windows servers, also in the DMZ. I'm ...
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Move IP from one server to another without disruption

I have an internal DNS server running on a VM. I've rebuilt the server from scratch in a new VM, and I want to cut over from the old to the new at some point. In order to do this, I'll need to take ...
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I am not able to connect to my server from my leased line internet connection

I am having some troubles connecting to my Fedora server from my static IP ISP connection. Usually I can ping that server with no problems. But other times it just gives me timeout responses. When ...
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ARP response is not present on the other port of linux bridge based on ubuntu 13.10

I recently build linux based bridge for packet monitoring purpose, but there is BIG problem. the environment is, overall env. target of monitoring is VMs on vSphere. two vSwitches are configured ...
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Ubuntu Linux - multiple NICs, same LAN… ARP responses always go out a single NIC

We've got AT&T U-Verse internet service, which has an extremely boneheaded DSL gateway. We have 5 IPs (netmask 248), but the gateway is incapable of doing anything other than a single IP -> ...
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Multiple NIC arp issue

I'm troubleshooting an issue on Centos 6.4. I have a few systems setting up for greenplum. Each one has two "interconnect" interfaces connecting to an isolated subnet. It is like a cluster ...
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Redhat 6.1 LVS (DR) over private subnet

I am trying to run LVS on RHEL 6.1, but with traffic from the routers to the real servers over a private subnet. with direct routing (behold this drawing: http://i.stack.imgur.com/aJ22w.png) ...
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ARP broadcast flooding network and high cpu usage

Hoping someone here might have some insight to the issue we are facing. Currently we have Cisco TAC looking at the case but they are struggling to find the root cause. Although the title mentions ARP ...
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Linux arp cache timeout values

I'm trying to configure sane values for the Linux kernel arp cache timeout, but I can't find a detailed explanation as to how they work anywhere. Even the kernel.org documentation doesn't give a good ...
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What happens when ARP Request comes from a different subnet?

What will happen when an ARP Request packet is sent from router1 to router2 in the following two cases? Will an ARP Reply be generated or the ARP Request packet be dropped? ...
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embedded linux is arping gateway periodically

I have embedded linux box, It sends arp to gateway periodically. If there is no connection with gateway, it sends more (3 arp request) permanently , and there is no ip packet going out from my linux ...
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how can I stop my sonicwall TZ-210 (SonicOS Enhanced 5.5.1.0-5o) from responding to arp queries on the wan subnet?

My sonicwall TZ-210 is answering arp queries on the wan subnet (which my isp doesn't like), basically mapping all the wan ips to its own mac address, causing network havoc since it is not set to route ...
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Solaris 10 invalid ARP requests from 0.0.0.0? Link up/down every hour or 2

The guys at the data center where I'm hosting a server running Solaris 10 are telling me that my server is making a lot of invalid arp requests. This is an example of a portion of what was sent to me ...
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How to capture arp table when using network bridging?

I have a computer with 2 NICS that are bridged and I need a means of distinguishing between machines connected to eth0 from machines connected to eth1. I was hoping to use something like the "arp -a" ...
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Can a computer route IP trafic between two LAN if it is not configured as gateway? [closed]

Having two LAN, each one have its own gateway, DHCP and internet connexion LAN 1 - IPs: 192.168.0.0-255, Mask: 255.255.254.0, Gateway: 192.168.0.1 LAN 2 - IPs: 192.168.1.1-255, Mask: 255.255.254.0, ...
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Host not showing in ARP even after broadcast

serverfault community. What I would like: to determine the current IP of a host (a networked camera to be specific) What I have: its MAC, its previously documented hostname and IP What I have ...
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How to discover devices other subnet [closed]

Printers like some thermal I have tried Bixolon and samsung laser printer ,even mikrotik router have a tool where they discover the device via its mac address.No matter what the ip is. And they ...
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Extremely high arp fllooding from the router

My subnet is 10.162.0.0/16. We have a router with a couple of interfaces. Gateway for my subnet is 10.162.0.1. The router is situated in another building and I haven't direct access to it. Line from ...
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ARP Tables on Windows vs Linux

I noticed on Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows 7 that IP multicast groups joined by a computer are recorded in the ARP table as static addresses automatically. However, the same ...