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Re: [2.4 PATCH] bugfix: ARP respond on all devices

To: "Bas Bloemsaat" <bloemsaa@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [2.4 PATCH] bugfix: ARP respond on all devices
From: "David S. Miller" <davem@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2003 05:03:57 -0700
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On Mon, 18 Aug 2003 14:08:05 +0200
"Bas Bloemsaat" <bloemsaa@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> > > Replying again... Alan does mention in the paragraph you've quoted
> > > to use arpfilter, which works for every case imaginable.
> No it doesn't. When I have two nics on DHCP on the same ethernet segment, it
> cannot be made to work. I don't know the ip addresses beforehand. And if if
> I would get them with scripting and crafted some rules on the fly, there's
> no way I can be sure I'll get the same IP's on a renew, so I'd have to check
> often.

You don't understand how 'arpfilter' works.

It's a netfilter module that allows you to block ARP packets
going in and out of the system using any criteria you want.
It can block on device, on src MAC address, on destination
MAC address, whatever you want.

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