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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Clearing ARP cache on ESXi 4.1

We recently migrated our entire VMware cluster from ESX over to ESXi. For the most part, the transition was seamless, and I haven't missed having access to the SC. Until now. We're trying to diagnose ...
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arp result interpretation

So what does the command arp -a do? I've been told it displayed the MAC addresses of all network cards on the computer, but when I ran it, it displayed three MACs for three IPs (192.168.41.1, .6, and ...
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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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Software to Generate False ARP Requests?

A product I'm testing appears to freak out when it receives an ARP request with a Sender IP Address of 0.0.0.0. This is not an ARP probe, as the request is addressed to my module, and the customer's ...
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Two NIC's in the same ip segment

What is the best technical solution to solve this? I have a /24-segment with two NIC's in one Linux Server (lets call it srv) that have two IP-addresses in this segment. NIC1 / eth0 / 10.10.1.101 / ...
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How to broadcast ARP update to all neighbors in Linux?

Some clients in the subnet has cached the IP with old MAC address, I want them to update the new value by doing a ARP broadcast, is it possible in Linux?
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How to configure remote access to multiple subnets behind a SonicWALL NSA 2400

I have a client that uses a SonicWALL NSA 2400 as their firewall. I need to setup a second LAN subnet for a handful of PC. Management has decided that there should be a second subnet even though ...
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No ARP reply on tap0 (KVM bridged networking)

I wanted to assign an external IP address to my KVM guest and went the bridged networking way. Unfortunately the guest has no network connectivity and I don't know why. After investigating it seems ...
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arp failing after heartbeat failover occurs

I have an LVS based load balancer which has been working just fine. It runs on two servers using heartbeat to provide failover. I've added support for a second IP range to the system, but when the ...
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How to prevent response to who-has requests on virtual eth interface?

we use small embedded X86 linux servers equipped with a single physical ethernet port as a gateway for an IP video surveillance application. Each downstream IP cam is mapped to a separate virtual IP ...
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How to stop my VPS from picking up ARP reqs it is not supposed to?

Machine: Xen-3.0 image running stable Debian Linux 2.6.18, pretty vanilla. My VPS provider asks me to deal with some trouble my image is causing, namely handling IP addresses it is not supposed to: ...
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Bypassing VLAN with known MAC address

I am evaluating subneting our network with a Layer 2 switch and VLAN. From what I know, VLAN only works on broadcast domain, and if I know the MAC address of a remote computer on the same switch, I ...
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Wireshark arp packets

In wireshark, after capturing some arp packets, what is the significance of all 1's in the destination field. of an Ethernet II frame?
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Persistent static ARP entries on Windows, is it possible?

I am currently running coLinux configured in "ndis-bridged" networking mode, on a machine whose wireless networking card or driver seems incapable or unwilling to accept non-broadcast layer 2 traffic, ...
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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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Strange: why does linux respond to ping with ARP request after last ping reply?

I (and a colleague) have just noticed, and tested, that when a Linux machine is pinged, after the last ping it initiates a unicast ARP request to the machine that initiated the ICMP ping. When pinging ...
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Block ARP on Router

Is it possible to somehow block ARP on a home wireless network router? Basically I don't want the access point to forward ARP packets between clients. It would also be fine if the access point ...
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Is there any way to ARP ping on Windows?

On Linux and other systems, there is an utility called arping which can be used to send ARP requests ("pings") and show the answers, much like the "ping" utility but using ARP instead of ICMP. Is ...
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Best method and tools for local IP scanning

I’m starting to administer a small but confusing und badly documented local heterogeneous network (mostly Windows workstations, printers, laboratory equipment, etc. and one Linux/Samba Server) ...
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Bad ARP Cache static entries

I have a weird issue that popped up on our network. Once or twice a week a user (it's always a different user) would complain about not being able to communicate to our Small Business Server 2003 ...
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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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A strange arp issue

I have a problem with one of our solaris servers, an arp table entry is changing every so often for one of the other servers (WINSERVER) on the network. It will start out with the correct MAC address ...
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Cisco WS-C6509-E Arp Cache Corruption Issue?

We are having an issue with our Catalyst 6500 switch where we suspect that the ARP cache is being corrupted. This presents itself with the following symptoms: When you attempt to ping a system which ...
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What happens if I ask 127.0.0.1 via arp broadcasting?

Will all the computers on the network will answer me?
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How can I fix a bad arp entry?

I'm just guessing that arp is my problem... I have a linux drbd server cluster set up, and due to some power issues had to unplug the switch that connects the two servers. As a result, both servers ...
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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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How to get a list of all IP addresses (and ideally device names) on a LAN?

Our network gave an error that there was an IP address conflict and I'd like to find what all the device IP addresses are. (I've also had need of that before). (update/clarification:I'm looking for a ...
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Is it possible to match an internal IP address to a switch port?

I'm trying to find a computer that has a certain IP address on our internal network. I have identified the computer name from DNS, but in this case it does not help me. Just wondering if I can ...
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How to prevent / detect ARP poison rooting attacks?

Although we have not had any first-hand experience with these kind of attacks (as far as we know of) I would like to know how to prevent them from happening as much as possible. I mostly use my ...