ARP tables in FreeBSD (vs Linux)

Nikos Vassiliadis nvass at
Tue May 24 08:46:48 UTC 2011

On 5/23/2011 10:46 PM, Rogelio wrote:
> I found that a certain Linux gateway was having a difficult time with
> thousands of ARP entries (about 13K concurrent ARP entries in 10 min
> from ISP subscribers), so I put it behind a Cisco 7201 router and
> added an IP helper to the interface.  Now it seems to be working much
> much better.

Was the rate of ARPs the problem?
Or the size of the ARP table?


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