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Date:	Tue, 18 Dec 2007 01:33:12 +0100
From:	Thomas Graf <>
To:	Patrick McHardy <>
Cc:	Chris Friesen <>,,,,
Subject: Re: "ip neigh show" not showing arp cache entries?

* Patrick McHardy <> 2007-12-18 00:51
> Chris Friesen wrote:
> >Patrick McHardy wrote:
> >
> >> From a kernel perspective there are only complete dumps, the
> >>filtering is done by iproute. So the fact that it shows them
> >>when querying specifically implies there is a bug in the
> >>iproute neighbour filter. Does it work if you omit "all"
> >>from the ip neigh show command?
> >
> >Omitting "all" gives identical results.  It is still missing entries 
> >when compared with the output of "arp".
> In that case the easiest way to debug this is probably if you
> add some debugging to ip/ipneigh.c:print_neigh() since I'm
> unable to reproduce this problem. A printf for all the filter
> conditions (=> return 0) at the top should do.

Alternatively, you can download libnl and run

	NLCB=debug src/nl-neigh-dump brief

and check if the netlink message is sent by the kenrel for the
neighbour in question. 
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