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

To: Carlos Velasco <carlosev@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [2.4 PATCH] bugfix: ARP respond on all devices
From: Alan Cox <alan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 17 Aug 2003 16:28:12 +0100
Cc: Lamont Granquist <lamont@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Bill Davidsen <davidsen@xxxxxxx>, "David S. Miller" <davem@xxxxxxxxxx>, bloemsaa@xxxxxxxxx, Marcelo Tosatti <marcelo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx, linux-net@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, layes@xxxxxxxxx, torvalds@xxxxxxxx, Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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On Sul, 2003-08-17 at 14:55, Carlos Velasco wrote:
> >> According to RFC 1027:
> >>
> >
> >Proxy ARP only.
> So, if you have a router performing Proxy ARP... you don't need to
> reply to the "bad" Linux ARP Request, right?

Linux doesn't issue "bad" requests. Linux will reply when it is
asked for an address that it owns, as per RFC826, unless you chose
to change the behaviour with things like arpfilter.

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