Re: Arp problem

From: Paul Jakma (
Date: Tue Jul 24 2001 - 09:20:27 EST

On Tue, 24 Jul 2001, Dominik Kubla wrote:

> IMHO this is definitely a linux bug, since the kernel can not now about
> the true network topology:

but it does.. (see my other longer mail).

> 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... ;-)

it should at least be possible..

eg, the linux router in question also runs an IDS to monitor traffic.
so even if windows /could/ follow redirects to other subnets i still
would want the linux box to route the traffic.. (rather than going
direct through the switch and never being seen by the linux IDS).


(and yeah, i know it is not secure, just presume i have the switch
configured to lock certain ports to certain subnets).

> Dominik


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