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Re: Change proxy_arp to respond only for valid neighbours

To: "David S. Miller" <davem@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Change proxy_arp to respond only for valid neighbours
From: Julian Anastasov <ja@xxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2004 00:42:47 +0200 (EET)
Cc: netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx, Alexey Kuznetsov <kuznet@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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On Mon, 9 Feb 2004, David S. Miller wrote:

> The existing ipv4 proxy-arp code is saying (as I read it) to not delay the
> response if this is a unicast probe.  This is one of the behaviors that
> Julian is modifying slightly.

        It will work as before if we have valid target

> For everyone's edification, when looking at changes Julian is suggesting, 
> realize
> that his interests lie in IPVS like applications, so consider the corner case
> situations that such setups might be interested in and you'll see clearly the
> impetus for all of his ARP change proposals :-)

        You are almost right, yes, partially for arp_announce,
but IPVS like apps need more things to solve this problem. As for
this proxy_arp work it is entirely unrelated :) Hey, I'm not using only 
IPVS, it does not take my time from long long time :) Long time ago
I played with proxy_arp and was wondering why it behaves in this way.
I'm ready to leave this idea if the changes become too complex.


Julian Anastasov <ja@xxxxxx>

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