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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Broadcom Advanced Control Suite 4 on a PowerConnect 2848 making router (ASA5505) throw ARP errors when TEAMING (different MAC addresses from same IP)

For some reason the Broadcom Advanced Control Suite 4 seems to be a little buggy OR I have not configured something correctly. I have 4 Gb NICs and I team 3 of them to make a virtual adaptor... ...
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Cannot ping B from A until B pings A

I have a server cluster all connected on a local network(all physical machines, not virtual). When trying to ping from Server A to B, I get a Desitination Host Unreachable. I can ping from B to A no ...
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Can you SNMP poll the ARP table on Cisco ACE?

I'm trying to get a MAC <=> IP mapping from a Cisco ACE. Unfortunately according to this table, while it supports IP-MIB the ipNetToMediaTable and ipNetToPhysicalTable subtrees are not supported. ...
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Can a duplicate computer name be known before attempting to join the domain?

Techs in the field are deploying windows 7 pcs onto a domain. They complete one entry screen, which should give them a unique computer name. However, they are human and end up giving the pcs the ...
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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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Wireshark running on a server seeing lots of `ARP who has` with different tells

We're seeing some suspicious network activity, and when I was trying to see if it was one particular server of ours I ran a Wireshark trace. I noted a lot of ARP packets asking who has x.x.x.x, but ...
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Windows Server 2008 ARP Cache Poisioning

Recently ran into a very strange problem. Several applications were having issues communication through our F5 Load-Balancer. When we looked into it we found that the router had an incorrect ARP and ...
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Can ARP with IP aliases on Windows be made to behave like on Unix?

On FreeBSD, when I have one interface with two IPs: ifconfig nic0 192.168.0.1 netmask 255.255.255.0 ifconfig nic0 alias 192.168.0.2 netmask 255.255.255.255 If I ping the alias, if the host I'm ...
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automatic scanning for duplicate IPs - program needed [closed]

we need a solution to automatically scan for IP conflicts our subnet (192.168.0.x / 255.255.255.0) multiple times a day, and alert us if one is found. At the moment I use the arping program under ...
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Which are the possible reasons for an arp request that is not being solved/answered?

This weekend I was testing a new data link connection from a service provider, and I went through some address resolutions problems. I tested reachability to hosts at the far end using a laptop on my ...
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Keepalived, Junos, and ARP caching

I'm trying to configure an active-passive stunnel setup, with the aid of Keepalived, for a public IP address at our company datacenter. I would like to know if a router or switch reconfiguration is ...
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Permanant ARP entries become Unresolved

We have a solution where a number of Solaris servers are in a private VLAN and no arp proxies exist in this VLAN, so to reach neighboring servers we must add static arp entries. Each other server in ...
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ARP/Mac address table

What is the difference between a mac address table and an arp table? Is it correct to say only one arp cache is kept for each switch which self learns to forward information to another host, and every ...
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Linux machine does not answer an ARP request

We have this situation: A router, which is an Ubuntu VM, has multiple VLAN interfaces on the same physical NIC. Those VLAN interfaces are dynamically configured and torn down and attached to networks ...
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Broadcom NetXtreme II GigE Teaming Does Not Use Unique MAC, Causing Collisions

I currently have a new Dell server on my local (inside) network that I have setup to use three of the four nics to create a team. Examples below. NIC_1 - mac: 000000000001 - ip: n/a NIC_2 - mac: ...
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How to decrease linux box arp response?

I had known that I can not stop arp flood from others, so I wonder to know how can I decrease the response times per second, so that my cpu wont cost too much for arp flood, any tips?
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arp packet received larger than packet sent, why?

I'm trying to debug a networking issue. During this process, I've noticed that when I try to do an arping, the received arp packets are larger than sent arp packets, as outputted by tcpdump. (Note ...
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tcpdump on interface when pinging nonexistent hosts on local network

I've statically configured the IP address of an interface on a server: ip addr add 10.40.0.6/16 broadcast 10.40.255.255 dev eth1 If I try to ping a machine on the network (e.g., 10.40.0.1), it ...
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arp-requests cannot be seen by specific nodes

I create an open ad-hoc wlan by using iwconfig (I have the same issue with wpa_supplicant as well). there are 4 nodes on the network as seen on the figure below. The nodes run ubuntu 12.04 and debian ...
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Protection from ARP spoofing

I'm running Linux and I know my gateway will always be 192.168.1.254 with MAC address aa:aa:aa:aa:aa:aa. Is there any way I can instruct my machine to only ever use this MAC address for the gateway ...
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arp reply is not processed

My eth0 interface does not process a legitimate arp reply. When I try to ping a host, I see arp request and reply with tcpdump from the host I try to ping from, but ip neigh says that there is a ...
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Can arping by IP but not MAC address

I have an interface that I can arping to by its IP, but not its MAC address: # arping -i eth2 10.10.0.153 ARPING 10.10.0.153 60 bytes from 02:68:b3:29:da:98 (10.10.0.153): index=0 time=81.062 usec 60 ...
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arp who-has requests view vlan isolated different addresses (single NIC)

I have debian hosts which are connected through trunk port on 5 different vlans. But this host respond to arp "who-has" requests of all of their differents ip. I wish understand why ... Here the ...
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Windows 7 Requires ARP for UDP?

Seems like my Windows 7 box (with 2 NICs if that's relevant) requires an ARP response before it sends packets to a certain IP address. The specific context I'm in is running a TFTP server (TFTPD32). ...
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Cannot ping any machine on local network (embedded linux device)

I have an embedded linux installation (custom built using buildroot, uClibc and busybox) and I am unable to ping any machine on my local network. My /etc/network/interfaces file is as follows auto lo ...
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Multiple VLANs - how Linux / Debian process packets

I can't find answer about how linux processes incoming packets from different VLANs, that do not belong to a subnet assigned to a VLAN. Imagine this situation. On Linux machine with the following ...
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Pinging between hosts through Layer2 tunnel fails

I have some serious problems with my newly setup network with a Layer 2 VPN tunnel. I draw a little diagram to show the simple version of the setup: The green lines are through the VPN, the blue ...
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Cisco ARP table: determine directly connected devices

I have a Cisco switch and a big list of servers on the network. I need to determine what servers are connected directly to that switch. Will searching for the MAC address of each server in the ...
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arp --detete is not deleting an entry; merely marks entry as “incomplete”

I run arp --delete and it leaves the entry but it's simply marked as incomplete. I expected --delete to entirely remove the entry. Does anyone understand what is occurring here? $ sudo arp -avn ? ...
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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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Switch CAM table and ARP messages

When the switch CAM table is empty and it receives an ARP message, does it add to the CAM table the source MAC address ? In Packet Tracer I saw that it does add it, but I read in some book that the ...
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What network traffic when ethernet plugged in [closed]

So in a general sense (e.g. not windows, linux specific) what network traffic is generated when I first boot up/plug in a network cable. Basically: Detect DHCP server Pull an IP Address from DHCP ...
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stop arp poisoning on a 5448 powerconnect switch

We have to disable arp poisoning on our dell 5448 switch. Right now it has all our production machines running on it and I'm not a networking guy at all so I don't want to run a command that will ...
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Dynamic ARP Entries turning into Static ARP entries

I recently acquired a client that has a strange ARP caching issue on one of thier servers. I have a server that will eventually start turning it's dynamic ARP entries into static ARP entries. This ...
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What is the meaning of the QUEUE in arptables

I use the nfqueue target of iptables in order to get packet to the nfqueue and do some business rules on them. iptables -A INPUT -p tcp -j NFQUEUE --queue-num 0 I need to do the same on arp reply ...
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Arp request is not resolved

On my machine, I have assigned ip addresses for two interfaces which are connected through a cable. They are connected with 10G ports. When i tried to ping the two addresses, ping was not working. ...
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Server Core DNS Server in VSphere doesn't respond to ping and needs continuous arp clean

I have a VSphere installation hosting two Windows Server 2008 R2 installations. One of them is a complete install that serves as a DHCP server and that I use for administration. The other install is a ...
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How do I poll the ARP table with an SNMP OID?

When you need to poll the ARP table of a device, conventional wisdom is to use ipNetToMediaPhysAddress or atPhysAddress; however, both of these OIDs are deprecated according to Cisco's documentation. ...
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Sender Information Not Cached on the Receiver During an ARP Request

I'm currently trying to get my head around more advanced networking concepts. The way I am doing this is by going on one of the servers I look after as a sysadmin and running network captures to see ...
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arp across subnets which devices can be detected?

i have some devices connected in the same physical network (LAN) but in different subnets. I want to detect them all with the ARP from my computer. My Computer is also in the same physical network but ...
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Update mysql database with arpwatch textfile database

I'm looking to keep arpwatch entries in a mysql database to crossreference with other information I'm storing based on mac addresses. I've manually imported the arpwatch database into my mysql ...
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Random and Selective ARP blindness in VMWare ESXi 4.1

We have multiple VMWare ESX servers spread out amongst our company, doing various tasks. One particular ESXi host is exhibiting very peculiar behavior. We detect it when our monitoring system ...
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Windows server sending constant ARP requests to offline devices

We have a Windows 2003r2 server which is sending intermittent ARP requests to several devices which are no longer on the network. The result of this is disruption to a PLC which is running over ...
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Network throughput issue (ARP-related)

The small college where I work is having some very strange network issues. I'm looking for any advice or ideas here. We were fine over the summer, but the trouble began few days after students ...
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Solaris Slow ARP Failure Unreachable Host

We have been experiencing slow timeouts for unreachable hosts is extremely slow. Recent testing in our lab shows it may be a delay reporting negative ARP lookups. Dumping traffic during attempts to ...
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Find IP address from a MAC address

Is there anyway to find the IP address of a MAC address using a command? I was thinking something like arping might work but can't seem to find much information on it.
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Failure to obtain IP with ARP over Wi-Fi with personal Wi-Fi router in client mode

I'm trying to connect a Samsung TV to the Internet using a TL-MR3020 personal wireless router in client mode. The TV fails to connect to the network. It sees the ethernet cable connected though. ...
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Arp requests with odd source IP go unanswered

I'm having a server with network connectivity issues that I presume come from issues with arp protocol handling. Let's say the network topology is as follows: network 192.168.106.0, netmask ...
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Proxy arp and 1:1 NAT

I have a Linux router with 2 NICs doing masquerade from network 192.168.0.0/24 to an ADSL router. users <----> NIC A [router] NIC B <----> INTERNET Now I'm experimenting with proxy arp ...
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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 ...