lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2003]   [Aug]   [20]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
Date
From
SubjectRe: [2.4 PATCH] bugfix: ARP respond on all devices
David S. Miller wrote:
> On Wed, 20 Aug 2003 12:49:14 -0400 (EDT)
> Bill Davidsen <davidsen@tmr.com> wrote:
>
>
>>On 19 Aug 2003, Daniel Gryniewicz wrote:
>>
>>I have been asking for a similar thing as well, David mentioned some
>>things that would break, but I believe they break if you use source
>>routing, so that seems not to be a real objection.
>
>
> It's not about source routing. It's about failover and being
> able to use ARP on interfaces which don't have addresses assigned
> to them yet.

[snip]

> BTW, another thing which makes the source address selection for
> outgoing ARPs a real touchy area is the following. Some weird
> configurations actually respond with different ARP answers based upon
> the source address in the ARP request. You can ask Julian Anastasov
> about such (arguably pathological) setups.

It seems that these reasons would not preclude the addition of a flag
that would default to the current behaviour but allow the behaviour that
other setups desire easily? That seems to be all that folks are really
arguing for. If/when the user enabled this new flag, then they should
be fully responsible for the change in behaviour, and they can deal with
it as needed.

--
Ben Greear <greearb@candelatech.com>
Candela Technologies Inc http://www.candelatech.com


-
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@vger.kernel.org
More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/

\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2005-03-22 13:47    [W:0.148 / U:0.092 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site