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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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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Why is a ping response being sent to the wrong gateway?

In a previous question, I was trying to determine why my OpenVPN clients could not ping the server LAN, even though the server LAN could ping the clients. Having investigated this further, I ...
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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 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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linux routing bug?

I have been struggling with this not easily reproducible issue since a while. I am using linux kernel v3.1.0, and sometimes routing to a few IP addresses does not work. What seems to happen is that ...
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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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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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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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How to force a host to not send a broadcast for an IP address in its own subnet?

For a LAN, instead of a switch, I have built a topology where each machine is connected to a router. Each host is assigned an IP address from 10/8. Here are the interface details: Lets say I ping ...
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Why does a PXE-booting VM aggressively seek Reverse ARP?

Reverse ARP is.. well, pretty much dead, as far as I'm aware? One of the great Internet success stories in killing off a protocol? It's been deprecated in favor of BOOTP (and later, DHCP) for almost ...
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arp table filling up

I have a CentOS 5 system which serves as an IPSec VPN connector between my network and a couple of remote networks. Lately it is running into this problem once or twice a day where its ARP cache gets ...
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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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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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Multiple NICs with IPs from same network at Linux host respond to a single MAC

CentOS host is armed with multiple NICs. All NICs are bound to the same subnetwork (let it be 10.0.0.0/24). Their IP configuration is provided with DHCP server (as reservations). While trying to get ...
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ARP broadcast and router performance

My employer subscribes to a fiber based leased Internet from a publicly owned incumbent ISP. The ISP admin says that he cannot give a subnet bigger than /30 because he fears that the ISP edge router ...