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SubjectRe: Why no printk for duplicate IPs?
On mer, sep 29, 1999 at 11:47:29 +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> > So, is it correct that for IPv4, linux won't report the fact that another
> > machine is answering ARP requests for one of its IPs?
> >
> > If so why?
> ARP Replies are unicast

good point.

However, at least Solaris, Irix and 95/NT give you a warning when someone
steals your IP (at runtime, not ifconfig time).
I suppose they do an ARP request on their own IP after answering an ARP
request themselves, and watch for an answer.

Any reason we can't do that?

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