svn commit: r196550 - in head: etc/defaults etc/rc.d share/man/man5

Xin LI delphij at
Fri Aug 28 00:38:19 UTC 2009

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Hi, Doug,

Doug Barton wrote:
> Xin LI wrote:
>> Doug Barton wrote:
>>> Pawel Jakub Dawidek wrote:
>>>> But giving multiple tools to accomplish the same thing might confuse our
>>>> users, so its probably not worth it. The proposed solution is good enough.
>>> That was the primary focus of my initial concern but enough people
>>> have chimed in saying that this would be useful that I have no
>>> objections to adding support for 'arp -f' if there is someone who
>>> wants to do the work.
>> I can do that
> You're under no obligation, but if you want to volunteer that's fine. :)
>> but I'm afraid that the arp(8) part of the change would
>> have to wait until 8.0-RELEASE since it would be a new bin feature?
>> I'll post a proposed patch for review at freebsd-rc@ shortly.
> I'm confused why arp(8) would need to be modified. Xin, what are your
> concerns? And can someone post a working example of this kind of file?

I think /etc/rc.d/static_arp stop should revert what was done by
static_arp start by removing entries from the ARP table.  Gleb has
kindly worked out a patch that adds '-d -f' functionality.

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Xin LI <delphij at>
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