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SubjectRE: arpd not working in 2.4.17 or 2.5.1
How are you managing /dev/arpd?
It seems that the kernel is not behaving correctly with this device


On Tue, 15 Jan 2002, Dana Lacoste wrote:

> I have a 2.4 compatible arpd running, but with our
> company being bought by a big US software company
> I'm having trouble convincing management to allow
> the GPL release. It's becoming very important so
> I'm hopeful that I'll be successful shortly, but
> until then I have to be quiet :)
>
> --
> Dana Lacoste - Linux Developer
> Peregrine Systems - Ottawa, Canada
>
> (Note that Peregrine acquired Loran, and jlayes@loran.com
> is an email address of a former employee, so i'm kind of
> the relevant person to talk to for arpd stuff, because that
> other address won't work :)
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Luigi Genoni [mailto:kernel@Expansa.sns.it]
> > Sent: January 15, 2002 10:03
> > To: Amit Gupta
> > Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
> > Subject: Re: arpd not working in 2.4.17 or 2.5.1
> >
> >
> > Latest kernel I saw working with arpd (user space daemon) I
> > am manteining
> > is 2.2.16, then from 2.4.4 (for 2.4 series), some changes were done to
> > kernel so that the kernel does not talk correctly with the device
> > /dev/arpd anymore.
> > It is not the first time I write about this on lkml, but it
> > seems none is
> > interested in manteining the kernel space component for arpd support.
> > I did some investigation, but the code for arpd support
> > itself inside of
> > the kernel seems to be ok, something else is wrong with neighour.c.
> >
> > So at less I can say the user space daemon works well on 2.2.16 I have
> > around ;).
> >
> > Luigi
> >
> > On Mon, 14 Jan 2002, Amit Gupta wrote:
> >
> > >
> > > Hi All,
> > >
> > > I am running 2.5.1 kernel on a 2 AMD processor system and
> > have enable
> > > routing messages, netlink and arpd support inside kernel as
> > described in
> > > arpd docs.
> > >
> > > Then after making 36 character devices, when I run arpd,
> > it's starts up
> > > but always keeps silent (strace) and the kernel also does
> > not keep it's
> > > 256 arp address limit.
> > >
> > > Pls help fix it, I need linux to be able to talk to more than 1024
> > > clients.
> > >
> > > Thanks in Advance.
> > >
> > > Amit
> > > amit.gupta@amd.com
> > >
> > >
> > >
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