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SubjectRe: [2.4 PATCH] bugfix: ARP respond on all devices
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Hi all,

> > Not a bug. This behavior is on purpose.
First of all I'm sorry I rubbed some old sores. I didn't know the behaviour was on purpose, and I did google for it. Could have
saved my weekend, had I known.

> >Bas's problem can be solved by him giving a "preferred source"
> >to each of his IPV4 routes and setting the "arpfilter" sysctl
> >variable for his devices to "1".
>
> Yes, it's another approach to solve his problem. But he must play with routing.

Routing isn't solving anything here, it's too dynamic. Only one of the devices has a fixed IP, and handles a link to the outside,
among others. The other is on DHCP: addresses can change without warning. Both are on the same ethernet segment.

I've looked at the hidden patch, and it's capable of doing this right. I do think this has to be solved at the device layer. It's
quite counter intuitive the way it is now. My vote goes to hidden.

Regards,
Bas




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