em(4) device still 'freezes' on latset CVSup'd 6.x ...

Marc G. Fournier scrappy at hub.org
Thu May 4 14:30:24 UTC 2006

On Thu, 4 May 2006, Rutger Bevaart wrote:

> Technically it's not routes that are not being updated, but a stale 
> (outdated) ARP cache on the other hosts. The system with the new alias'ed IP 
> needs to do a gratuitous ARP (broadcast ARP for it's own IP). As an 
> intermediate solution you could flush the ARP cache on the hosts with stale 
> cache (usually a router or L3 switch on the subnet).

This is what we end up having to do ... but, unfortunately, that means 
getting ahold of our co-lo provider and asking them to do it ... they have 
always been most accomodating, its just one of those things that I 
shouldn't *have* to do :(

Marc G. Fournier           Hub.Org Networking Services (http://www.hub.org)
Email: scrappy at hub.org           Yahoo!: yscrappy              ICQ: 7615664

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