Understanding Flags, Refs, Use, Expire in Routing Table
jerrymc at msu.edu
Fri Mar 28 10:10:13 PDT 2008
On Fri, Mar 28, 2008 at 09:48:28AM -0700, Kevin Oberman wrote:
> > From: Robert Jesacher <jessy at sicha.net>
> > Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2008 16:39:31 +0100
> > Sender: owner-freebsd-net at freebsd.org
> > Hi Daniel,
> > you find mostl of you questions answered in "man netstat" (the
> > relevant passage is posted below)
> > The missing part is the expiry, which IMHO are the seconds, the ARP
> > entry is valid (after this time a new arp request would be issued)
> > I hope this is the information you needed.
> It makes following a thread really hard. It's all (mostly) Microsoft's fault!
> > Why?
> > > I wish people would stop top-posting!
> The Expire entry is the result of FreeBSD's unfortunate co-mingling
> network layer routing information with layer 2 ARP information. The only
> entries with "Expire" values are actually ARP entries. (Note the MAC
> address os "Gateway".)
> Expire is in seconds remaining until the entry expires and is no longer
> R. Kevin Oberman, Network Engineer
> Energy Sciences Network (ESnet)
> Ernest O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab)
> E-mail: oberman at es.net Phone: +1 510 486-8634
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