ARP tables in FreeBSD (vs Linux)

Rogelio scubacuda at
Fri May 27 22:31:23 UTC 2011

On Tue, May 24, 2011 at 5:46 AM, Nikos Vassiliadis <nvass at> wrote:
> Was the rate of ARPs the problem?

Nikos, unfortunately, I'm not sure.

It was one of those things where in an effort to quickly fix things, I
split up the collision domain and used a router to handle the ARP.

Right now, a 7201 router has about 15K ARPs, and the system is much slower.

In similar situations later (when a router is not handy), I would like
the option of using a FreeBSD box (hence the reason I posed the
question here on the forum).

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