Re: ARP Bug?

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On Dec 14 2007 17:11, Gosney, JeremiX wrote:
>Subject: ARP Bug?
>We've noticed the 2.6-based Linux systems in our test lab are
>experiencing some "ARP flux"-like symptoms.  
>The systems reply with eth0's hardware address to all ARP requests,

If you have the same subnet on multiple interfaces, only the
first interface will be served.

Case closed?

>regardless of the IP being queried.  Because of this, the system will
>only send and receive packets on eth0; if eth0 is brought down, the
>system is unreachable even though it still has several active
>connections.  With eth0 unplugged, none of the other interfaces are
>reachable (this is presumably a side-effect caused by the switch ARP
>cache.) Failover routes are defined in the routing table, but the system
>still will not send/receive packets out those interfaces.

I am not sure ARP even uses the routing table.
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