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> Is this behavior normal?  My understanding of this procedure is that my
> machine should _ONLY_ issue an ARP request when it needs to communicate
> with someone for whom it doesn't know a physical address. It also will

It also issues them to jkeep the cache up to date. Note these arp requests
are unicast not broadcasts. You may want to double the size of the arp
cache (net/ipv4/arp.c)

Alan


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