Re: arp table overflow due to windows worm
On Mon, 18 Oct 2004 07:08, Rick Moen <email@example.com> wrote:
> Quoting Jason Lunz (firstname.lastname@example.org):
> > The entire neighbor cache was completely rewritten recently, and I
> > believe it was prompted by exactly this sort of situation.
> Just wanted to mention: That "neigbour table overflow" error can also
> be caused by inadvertantly removing the localhost line from one's
> /etc/hosts file, with the result that an avalanche of local socket
> requests clobber the system's ARP cache.
How does that work? Connections to 127.0.0.0/8 go to device lo unless your
routing table is broken.
Lookups on "localhost" with gethostbyname() should be expected to fail if
there is no entry in /etc/hosts unless your default DNS search name has a
localhost entry (in which case you have an entirely different set of
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