Arp cache needs clearing or machine stops responding
rseals at vdsi.net
Mon Mar 31 05:47:43 PST 2003
I have a FreeBSD 5.0 box running IPFW in the OPEN configuration mode.
Using natd to hide my inside addresses. The Internet connection will
work fine for about 5 minutes and then stop. When I mean stop, the
internal interface will allow me to ssh to it but when I try to ping
something on the Internet, no response. The only way to get it to work
again is to clear the arp cache for the default gateway entry.
Currently I have a cron job setup to clear it every minute.
Any ideas on why this would happen?
Ray Seals <rseals at vdsi.net>
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