Subject: Re: dhcpd(8) _cannot_ be completely disabled on an interface
To: Andrew Brown , Paul Goyette <>
From: John Nemeth <>
List: tech-net
Date: 01/09/2002 19:24:01
On May 30,  2:02pm, Andrew Brown wrote:
} netbsd, as i understand it, doesn't do proxy arp without the help of a
} small daemon, somewhat like rarpd.

     Yes it does.  What do you think "arp -s ... ..." would do?  This
is the same mechanism that the "proxyarp" option of pppd would use.
BTW, rarpd does it opposite, i.e. it converts mac addresses to IP
addresses and is used for booting diskless client as well as assigning
addresses to certain networking devices such as printers.  However,
there is an "arpd" in pkgsrc which presumably gives more flexibility
then "arp -s" does.

}-- End of excerpt from Andrew Brown