[RFC] rc.d script for binding static arp pairs and logging options

Xin LI delphij at delphij.net
Wed Jan 2 18:12:14 PST 2008


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Pawel Worach wrote:
> Xin LI wrote:
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>> Hi,
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>> Here is a rc.d script that I use on my own server, which provides two
>> functionalities:
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>>  - Bind ARP pairs specified in rc.conf (*);
>>  - Set ARP logging options (+).
>>
> 
> What about ethers(5) and arp -f, would that potentially pollute the arp
> table with too much junk ?

I think ethers(5) is designed for some other uses, i.e. it serves like
hosts(5).  It sounds like a good idea to utilize arp -f, do we have some
easy way to unbind the pairs if we don't want -d -a?  (Or we should not
even bother to think about it?)

Cheers,
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Xin LI <delphij at delphij.net>	http://www.delphij.net/
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