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Date:	Fri, 2 Mar 2007 11:59:13 -0800
From:	Stephen Hemminger <>
To:	Ben Greear <>
Cc:	Pekka Savola <>,
Subject: Re: [RFC] Arp announce (for Xen)

On Fri, 02 Mar 2007 10:29:53 -0800
Ben Greear <> wrote:

> Pekka Savola wrote:
> > On Thu, 1 Mar 2007, Stephen Hemminger wrote:
> >> What about implementing the unused arp_announce flag on the inetdevice?
> >> Something like the following.  Totally untested...
> >>
> >> Looks like it either was there (and got removed) or was planned but
> >> never implemented.
> IN_DEV_ARP_ANNOUNCE is in 2.6.18, at least..used in arp_solicit in arp.c
> I really hope this didn't get removed because I find it very useful!
> But, you could certainly add another sysctl...
> Thanks,
> Ben

yeah, something new like arp_notify? or arp_gratiutous

There are other drivers that do their own arp, they need to be fixed.

Stephen Hemminger <>
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