arp messages: Why is this happening?
wash at wananchi.com
Sat Jun 14 02:49:58 PDT 2003
* Mark Atkinson <atkin901 at yahoo.com> [20030613 19:00]: wrote:
> This is probably a DHCP network? This would happen if a client gets a
> new DHCP assigned IP address, instead of it's old one, and before the
> freebsd boxes' ARP cache expired for that machine. Usually this only
> happens with:
Not a DHCP network per se, but an ISP environment where clients get assigned
dynamic IPs on dialup.
However, this problem was never so pronounced when I was running 4.7-STABLE,
only after 4.8-STABLE.
> - broken DHCP clients (not requesting it's old ip back upon reboot).
> - broken DHCP servers (not maintaining lease state properly to
> assign clients their old addresses)
> - tight DHCP address spaces (ie. the DHCP server must reuse previously
> leased IP addresses to accomodate
> new DISCOVERS).
> or a combination of the above.
No idea if that applies to me, but we do not run a DHCP server.
> Either that or you have a whole bunch of machines that use gratuitous
> ARP to advertise the new interfaces in a failover situation.
Yikes! I need to be a network specialist, sort of.. but no.
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