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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Hardware won't respond to each others ARP requests

I have two pieces of hardware (embedded devices) that I have setup to communicate via TCP over Ethernet in a client/server fashion. The topology of the network is as follows: ----- | S ||=|== Debug ...
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How are ARP reply collisions typically handled?

If a node receives multiple, conflicting ARP replies, what happens?
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'arp authorized' alternative

Is there another way besides arp authorized command on a cisco router to prevent users from setting static IP addresses on their computers and getting access to the network? Essentially, limiting ...
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Understanding arp request tcpdump

I noticed the below tcp dump when pinging a docker container B on bridge B from a docker container A on bridge A. Container A: 10.0.0.3 / 02:42:0a:00:00:03 Container B: 10.0.0.4 / ...
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Ping problems with two interfaces, same subnet, direct connections to two separate hosts

I have a configuration of a client machine (Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS) that directly connects to two server machines. The server machines--while on the same subnet--cannot route to each other. Packets must ...
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ESX 6 arp fails in back 2 back link

we are having a strange problem with back 2 back connection between an ESX 6 and CentOS 7 machine. Hoping to find a solution on stackoverflow The story is below: - we are using a CentOS 7 directly ...
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ARP issuse in SUSE Linux

I am dealing with a very strange problem. I have a VM running SLES 11 SP4 in VMware Environment. The machine has two NIC. All of a sudden the second NIC stopped working. It's not even pinging the ...
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Arp reply on behalf of another devices on Linux

There are devices on a network that don't support ARP (let's name them NARPs) and a device that supports ARP, running Linux (lets' name it LX). LX knows the IP and MAC addresses of NARPs. What is ...
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Broadcast ARP weirdness

we a running a router on a custom Linux box. Kernel is 3.14.14. What happens is that when you arping the router in broadcast only mode is the router has a verey slow response time: # arping -b -c ...
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How to troubleshoot internet unreachable periodically through firewall

Periodically the internet is unreachable on my network, sometimes for 30+ minutes. After testing a direct connection to our modem, I realized this was not a problem with our ISP but the network ...
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linux not replying to an arp request

I am running linux 3.14 on a system with 2 interfaces. on the first interface, i can access our local network. on the second interface, arp packets come in but linux doesn't send out reply. is it ...
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Broadcom NICs, Cisco ASA and ARP request collisions

First of all I am sorry for my english mistakes. Help me please to solve the problem with ARP request collision incidents. I have IBM BladeCenter E chasis with blade servers are installed in this ...
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Directed ARP requests do not arrive at bridge interface

I'm baffled by the following weird bridge/arp behavior under Linux. It somehow seems to filter directed ARP requests, whereas it should forward them to the other end of the bridge. To test, I run the ...
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arp problems with transparent bridge on linux

I've been trying to secure my virtual machines on my esx server by putting them behind a transparent bridge with 2 interfaces, one in front, one at the back. My intention is to put all the firewall ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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VMWare ESXi 5.0 Networking Issue

I have an issue with 2 new ESXi hosts. OS - ESXi5.0 Custom Dell ISO patched up to Build 1024429 DELL R820 with 1G network 2 ports from integrated MB NIC(Intel) connected to 2 juniper switches, one is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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virtualbox bridged adaptor works only guest->host but not host->guest

I have virtualbox 4.1 on a ubuntu 12.04 host. On my host I have a virtual interface eth0:1 configurend as 10.0.1.1. I have a few virtual machines using bridged adapters, configured in the 10.0.1.0 net ...
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Routing to other subnets results in wrong ARP requests

I would like to manually set up routing to subnet 95.168.0.0/16 through IP which is an alias: 94.23.94.161. IP alias is set up like that: /sbin/ifconfig eth0:0 94.23.94.161 netmask 255.255.255.255 ...
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Windows Server 2003 DC sends Gratuitous ARP requests with wrong IP

Hello and excuse me for my English please. ;-) Two server seems to be involved with this problem. Our DC (domain controller, 2003) an the VMware VC-Server (2008 R2). After capture "some" network ...
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arp requests are sent continuously and my linux machine disconnected to the world [closed]

I have the following problem and really need your help I'm implementing a small server to receive request from client on port 18999(just sample) using TCP socket. When I tested my server by using a ...
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Is there a way to trace what's sending gratuitous arps?

We have a box that's just started acting up and we're not really sure why. It has IP address (dummy examples) 199.199.199.1 on eth0, 127.0.0.2 on eth1, and 199.199.199.2 on eth1:0. Recently, for some ...
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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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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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Must an ARP broadcast query packet contain the target node's MAC address [closed]

So far as I know, Address Resolution Protocol (ARP), translates the IP address of a computer on a local network to an equivalent layer 2 address (MAC address), such as sending a packet from machine A ...
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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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Network routing issues on Linux

I was hoping someone out there would be able to look at this and let me know what I have missed. I have 4 machines and for some reason, only 1 of them can talk to the other 3 via their private IP ...
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Cisco IPv6 Proxy-arp like IPv4

Can I disable the proxy-arp in IPv6 in Cisco? I cannot find the "no ipv6 proxy-arp" command in my Cisco router. Please teach me how to do it. Thanks.
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Computers on one subnet can't connect to the internet

I have an issue with my student computers - they can't connect to the internet. Here's the weird part: I open a command prompt and ping our gateway server, and suddenly everything is fine (at least ...
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ARP packets are sent as IPv4 packet [closed]

Is it true and why? ARP packets are sent as IPv4 packet. Thanks, in advance.
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No answer on arp requests?

I have a problem where my Layer 3 Dell PowerConnect 6248 Switch (main switch) will sometimes (that means sometimes it works, sometimes it won't) not get an arp response from a device behind Dell ...
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Is turning off ARP a common practice?

I'm just trying to diagnose a problem I and a colleague have had on two separate occasions to swap out an old router with a new one. Both starting from scratch, we've found that we can't seem to ...
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Excessive ARP request with no reply

I had been monitoring our LAN setting due to slow bandwidth. In the wireshark, I am seeing an ARP request that is never resolve to a MAC address from the same IP address. I did a NMAP scan, the ...