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SubjectRe: hiding arp for server farms


Adrian Daminato wrote:

> 3) I even tried adding the 'hidden' patch available, to put the hidden
> functionality back in the 2.4.x kernel (currently I'm testing using a 2.4.9
> kernel). It doesn't appear to work properly either, hosts on the local network
> can't ping the server farm, and hosts outside the network although able to ping
> the server farm, cannot ping the real IP of the host. It's kind of a weird
> problem.

As this thread becomes too large I'm appending some
URLs. I don't know what patches you are using and what settings
you have. If you still have problems feel free to contact me directly.
The usage is simple: mark device "lo" as hidden and put there only
local addresses that must not advertised.

The "hidden" device's home page:

Doc files:


Julian Anastasov <>

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