Subject: kern/17191: unconfigured gif tunnel gives weird llinfo message
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 06/07/2002 19:37:01
>Number:         17191
>Category:       kern
>Synopsis:       unconfigured gif tunnel gives weird llinfo message
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    kern-bug-people
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Fri Jun 07 19:38:01 PDT 2002
>Originator:     Tom Spindler
>Release:        NetBSD 1.6_BETA1
System: NetBSD erectile-dysfunction 1.6_BETA1 NetBSD 1.6_BETA1 (DYS) #8: Wed May 22 18:18:12 PDT 2002 notroot@erectile-dysfunction:/netbsd15/nbsrc-current/sys/arch/i386/compile/DYS i386
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386
I had previously set up two boxes to do gif tunnels between each
other; on the replacement 1.6_BETA box which has gif in the kernel
but has no gif tunnels configured, syslog gives the following message
when the other box tries to send gif tunnel traffic:

Jun  7 19:02:09 emmb /netbsd: arpresolve: can't allocate llinfo on fxp0 for
( was the other end of the [now unconfigured] gif tunnel)

It's arguably wrong or misleading to give that message if the tunnel is
not up and configured; it's actually kind of worrisome that some malicious
host might spew gif packets at me and the box wouldn't just blow them off
(and would pollute its own arp cache or the like.)

That said, this is an extremely low priority, if it's a bug at all.