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Re: arp table overflow due to windows worm

On Sat, 16 Oct 2004, Benjamin Goedeke wrote:
> There's an wrong routing entry:
> UG    0    0    0    eth1

It is not wrong, it is just dangerous.  You *have* a network
there, don't you?  Or is the netmask wrong?

You can fix the issue right by increasing your arp cache size, or you can
pass it to someone else (maybe hurting YOUR performance while at it, if they
cannot deal with it either) by setting that interface up with the wrong
netmask on purpose.

Suppose the gw is of ip  Set the interface up as
netmask and it will work on most "we are nice" gateway
forwarding setups, I think.  But now the machine will have to
deal with all the packets and ARP resolution that YOU should be doing, and
if it doesn't deal with it well...

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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