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From: firstname.lastname@example.org on behalf of Hiroharu Tamaru
Sent: Mon 9/14/2009 6:34 PM
Subject: Re: 8.0-BETA4 not responding to ARP for published entries
At Mon, 14 Sep 2009 10:43:09 -0700, Chris Cowart wrote:
> We have a system which makes heavy use of published arp entries. I know
> the arp code has been significantly overhauled in 8, but it looks like
> this functionality is now broken.
> $ arp -s 172.16.132.100 00:0c:29:16:bd:49 pub
> If I watch tcpdump on the interface, I see arp requests come in but no
> replies are sent. This is a clean build with no firewalls enabled.
Just for another datapoint, I see the same symptom.
I am currently running ports/net-mgmt/choparp as a workaround.
At Thu, 23 Apr 2009 21:13:51 +0900, Hiroharu Tamaru wrote:
> Subject: proxy arp on 8.0-current?
> Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2009 21:13:51 +0900
> To: email@example.com
> I'm trying to setup an proxy arp on a dual homed host.
> I noticed that I cannot set it up on 8.0-current the same way as I
> could on 6.2; hence the question: have the setup procedure changed
> recently (when the arp table was separated from the routing table,
> maybe?)? My 8.0-current is from 200902 snapshot.
> Here is a simple demonstration using two single-interfaced hosts:
> host6.2# ifconfig em0 inet 192.168.0.1/24
> host6.2# arp -s 192.168.0.11 auto pub
> host6.2# arp -an | grep permanent
> ? (192.168.0.1) at 00:16:d3:xx:xx:xx on em0 permanent [ethernet]
> ? (192.168.0.11) at 00:16:d3:xx:xx:xx on em0 permanent published [ethernet]
> host6.2# tcpdump -np arp
> host8.0# ifconfig em0 inet 192.168.0.2/24
> host8.0# arp -s 192.168.0.12 auto pub
> host8.0# arp -an | grep permanent
> ? (192.168.0.2) at 00:0c:29:xx:xx:xx on em0 permanent [ethernet]
> ? (192.168.0.12) at 00:0c:29:xx:xx:xx on em0 permanent published [ethernet]
> host8.0# tcpdump -np arp
> then, I do:
> host6.2# arp -d 192.168.0.2; ping -c 1 192.168.0.2
> host6.2# arp -d 192.168.0.12; ping -c 1 192.168.0.12
> host8.0# arp -d 192.168.0.1; ping -c 1 192.168.0.1
> host8.0# arp -d 192.168.0.11; ping -c 1 192.168.0.11
> I am not caring about 'arp -d' errors (cannot locate) nor ping not
> responding (for proxied addresses). I just cared about arp requests and
> replys for now. The output of tcpdump on both sides are like this:
> arp who-has 192.168.0.2 tell 192.168.0.1
> arp reply 192.168.0.2 is-at 00:0c:29:xx:xx:xx
> arp who-has 192.168.0.12 tell 192.168.0.1
> ---->no reply
> arp who-has 192.168.0.1 tell 192.168.0.2
> arp reply 192.168.0.1 is-at 00:16:d3:xx:xx:xx
> arp who-has 192.168.0.11 tell 192.168.0.2
> arp reply 192.168.0.11 is-at 00:16:d3:xx:xx:xx
> As you can see from the above,
> 'arp -s 192.168.0.12 auto pub' on 8.0-current host
> seems not to be producing proxy arp's.
> What am I missing?
> Hiroharu Tamaru
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