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Re: Core router bakeoff?

  • From: Jason L. Weisberger
  • Date: Fri May 08 15:38:46 1998

> AFAIK there is no such thing as a PIPE-150, and if you have proxy
> arp switched on then you might see this behavour. You did read
> the manual ? :-)

Is it the 130 then? Who cares? Yes, we read the manual. Yes we called
Ascend. There was no mention in the manual about the machine
systematically ARPing every local IP it saw to its MAC. I really don't
feel this is acceptible behavior or that there is ever a reason to do a
same-interface recieve and then publish of ARP information, unless you
want to break a network.

Ascend's comment was 'Oh yeah! We've seen that. Turn off NAT and proxyarp
and that IP Route switch and that oughta do it, we're not sure whats going
on really. No we don't have a software upgrade planned to fix it.'

Jason Weisberger
Chief Technology Officer
SoftAware, Inc. - 310/305-0275

"Let us cross over the river, and rest under the shade of the trees."
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