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

To: "David S. Miller" <davem@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [2.4 PATCH] bugfix: ARP respond on all devices
From: jamal <hadi@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 18 Aug 2003 09:23:48 -0400
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On Mon, 2003-08-18 at 08:55, David S. Miller wrote:

> Under Linux, by default, IP addresses are owned by the system
> not by interfaces.  

Folks, the above is the punch line. I am just going over all emails on
this thread and i see this point being missed. 
People are quoting tons of RFCs while the really important point being
missed is the above line.

> For scenerios where this doesn't work, we have ways to make the
> kernel behave the way you want it to.

and you are provided with alternatives if you dont like the way it
works. I think even Julian is happy with this.
Ok, heres a neat little feature requst: someone create arp rewrite rules
with ARPtable so we can have do MAC address aliasing.

Guys, Lets have Davem worry about more imporant things.
Maybe we should have a web page or FAQ on this topic?


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