How ignore the arp request

Eric Anderson anderson at
Fri Jul 1 11:25:39 GMT 2005

> ----- Original Message ----- From: "shiner chen" <shiner_chen at>
> To: <freebsd-cluster at>
> Sent: Friday, July 01, 2005 11:07 AM
> Subject: How ignore the arp request
>> I want to establish a web-cluster.Now i face with the problem how to 
>> configure the virtual ip in back-end server and  how to ignore the arp 
>> request to virtual ip of back-end server. who can tell me ? please 
>> detail it !thanks
Chris Knipe wrote:
 > Set the mac address to ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff, that should do the trick.
 > It's normally required running VRRP and stuff as well.
 > arp -s ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff aaa.bbb.ccc.ddd
 > --
 > Chris.

If he is using 5.4 or later, he could use carp.  man carp for details - 
I think it does everything you need.


Eric Anderson        Sr. Systems Administrator        Centaur Technology
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