Re: Arp problem

From: Dominik Kubla (
Date: Tue Jul 24 2001 - 07:09:16 EST

On Tue, Jul 24, 2001 at 02:10:33AM +0100, Paul Jakma wrote:

> if i have 2 logical subnets on the wire, linux listening on both, is
> there any way to get linux to fully route packets between the 2
> subnets?
> at the moment it just issues a icmp_redirect, which isn't good enough
> for certain hosts (eg win9x at least).

Solaris 8 ditto.

IMHO this is definitely a linux bug, since the kernel can not now about
the true network topology: Cable sharing might just be used for this one
system doing the routing/filtering/whatever between the two networks,
while all the other hosts are in seperated switch segments. Not a common
setup but you will see this often enough: head count is already 2... ;-)


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