Subject: Re: real ARP, anyone?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Matt Thomas <email@example.com>
Date: 10/23/1995 16:54:31
In <199510231755.SAA00931@theory.cs.uni-bonn.de> , you wrote:
> does anyone work on a real ARP implementation? I mean, one which can
> handle multiple protocols for link level and user protocol?
ARP is a protocol defined in Internet RFCs for various media.
It is not, in my view, a general purpose algorithm.
> No, FDDI does not count: it seems to masquerade as Ethernet for ARP
Of course it does. That's what the RFC for IP over FDDI tells you to do.
Even ARP for Token Ring isn't that different from ARP over Ethernet.
> ARCnet doesn't count either; I didn't implement it yet ;-)
> I guess somebody might be working on IPv6 and implementing a real ARP
> code for that, so I thougt it would be better to ask first.
No luck there. IPv6 doesn't use ARP. (it has its way of doing link
layer address resolution).
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