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Bug#119432: ITP: fake -- IP address takeover tool

On Tue, Nov 13, 2001 at 08:38:09PM +0100, Goswin Brederlow wrote:
> Alberto Gonzalez Iniesta <agi@agi.as> writes:
> > Fake allows you to take over the IP address of another machine in the
> > LAN by bringing up an additional interface and making use of ARP
> > spoofing. The additional interface can be either a physical interface
> > or an IP alias.
> ifconfig eth0:1 hw ethernet 08:15:CA:FE:BA:BE up
> or
> arp -s 08:15:CA:FE:BA:BE pub
> Do you need anything else? Why a package?

Yes. Gratuitous ARP to update the client's ARP cache, both on the take
over and after the primary node (i.e. in a HA cluster) is up again.



> MfG
>         Goswin
> PS: Works wonders for bridging VPNs.

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