arplookup failed

Charles Swiger cswiger at
Mon Jun 6 22:02:37 GMT 2005

On Jun 6, 2005, at 1:59 PM, Kövesdán Gábor wrote:
> The following message has been often repeating in my messages log:
> Jun  6 19:24:38 server kernel: arplookup <here is an ip addr>  
> failed: host is not on local network
> I know what arp is, and I understand this message, but I don't know  
> what causes it, but it annoys me, and I'd like to remove it from my  
> log, since it doesn't make any severe error, and I would like  
> compendious log files. Do You have any idea?

It generally means that one or more of your hosts do not agree on  
what the subnet mask should be.  You should look into and fix this  
problem; layer-2 problems can result in remarkable and unexpected  
network behavior sometimes...


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