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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Master and slave devices talking to each other through another device with two interfaces. All in the same network

I have three devices, one is a master which will talk with the slave and Device3 but it is only physically connected to the Device3. The slave will speak only with the master(also through the ...
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Polycom VOIP phone seems to mask the secondary device's MAC address from a Cisco switch

When I have a Polycom VOIP phone plugged into a Cisco switch and a laptop plugged into the Polycom phone I get the following. 1) The phone goes into the voice VLAN as expected. 2) The laptop goes ...
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How to reverse arp using nping for Windows

I would like to send a reverse ARP to resolve an IP address given a MAC address using nping for Windows. The documentation is not clear on how this should work and I'm unable to find any examples ...
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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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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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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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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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ipwatchd detects non-existing conflict?

Ipwatchd is telling me about a conflict that I just do not understand. As far as I can tell, there is no conflict. Am I reading the message wrong? It's a Xen machine with the following network ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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arptables arp filtering with openvpn tap interface

I want to prevent arp traffic not coming from my default gateway going through a openvpn tunnel. Server Setup: /etc/network/interfaces auto br0 iface br0 inet static address AAA.AAA.AAA.AAA ...
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What causes the Linux neighbour table confirmation counter to be reset

Given three linux hosts on the same broadcast domain, the sender constantly pings an IP bound to receiver1. When moving the IP address from receiver1 to receiver2 it takes a quite long time for the ...
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Wireless devices see ARP replies but not requests, monitor interfaces see both

For the sake of brevity, let's call the wireless interface used for access point (AP) to device communication "wlan0" and the interface used for sniffing in monitor mode "wlan1." In my case, wlan1 is ...
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MAC address in arp table doesn't match actual MAC, why?

If I connect my laptop directly to the config port of a ubnt airFiber radio I can set a static IP to my laptop and access the default config page to change settings on the radio. When I look at the ...
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ARP/ICMP in a network environment with overlapping IP address

Currently I have lab network setup to mimic customer's network deployment. (According to the customer, they are using VRF over VLAN so that their customer can have overlapping network connecting to ...
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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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KVM Windows guest macvtap host device bridge no access to network but DHCP works

KVM on CentOS 7, guest OS windows 7 x64, I need the guest to have direct access to network and let my network infrastructure to handle IP addressing. In virt-manager, I set NIC to: source device => ...
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Linux bridge not answering arp packets

I'm trying to setup a test scenario regarding linux bridges for which I need a full virtual IP stack. Basically, I'd like to simulate the network between a VM (or container) and its host, just without ...
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How to meet the arp table and the network toology with wireshark

I'm wondering if is possible meet(see) the arp table in a network traffic with wireshark or find some way to build manually the arp table, and how to see the router and swiches of topology( for ...
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FreeBSD jail loses network connectivity after some time

I have a Jail on a FreeBSD 9.2 installation on my office network, which I use to run some cron jobs that upload and download stuff from external servers. The cron jobs are configured on the main ...
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Pinging two virtual interfaces(IP aliasing) not working

I have two VMs. I have created a virtual interface on each of the VMs. On VM1: eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 06:98:82:00:00:39 inet addr:10.129.34.76 Bcast:10.129.255.255 ...
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VMWare use of Gratuitous ARP REPLY

I have an ESXi cluster that hosts several Windows Server VMs and around 30 Windows workstation VMs. Packet captures show a high number of ARP replies of the form: -sender_ip: VM IP -sender_mac: VM ...
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How to fix stalled connection on large download

I have a cisco 1921 router performing routing and NAT function. Cisco 3750 is performing layer 3 core switching duties. Users are complaining about large file transfers being stalled (not dropped) ...
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X520-DA2 10GbE PCIe NIC on Ubuntu 12.04 doesn't respond correct ARP information for a traffic tester

I'm trying to configure stand-alone test network to examine a server that has two 10GbE ports PCIe NIC. But I couldn't get any ARP responses of those 10GbE ports. To execute my test, it's necessary to ...
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SYN-ACK with identical MACs

What could cause a CentOS machine to respond with SYN-ACK packet having both source and destination MACs set to the address of the NIC from which the packet is being sent?
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localhost answering wrong ip

No idea how/why, but here's what I'm seeing. Consider 3 CentOS 5.10 boxes: Host A [10.1.2.7] Host B [10.1.2.8] Host C [10.1.2.9] All of a sudden we're getting strange behavior from Host X, ...
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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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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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Can not delete properly ARP Table

I have the feeling that I can not delete completely my ARP table on my Mac with the last OS Yosemite. Here is what I do : Device A with IP "IP-A" is connected to the LAN with wifi I ping "IP-A" I ...