Subject: Re: ARP problems.
To: None <>
From: Mihai CHELARU <>
List: tech-net
Date: 03/22/2004 12:01:51
On Friday 19 March 2004 20:02, wrote:
> The ARP implementation in NetBSD will delete an existing ARP entry
> after arpt_keep seconds (20 minutes), regardless whether there are
> traffic on the interface or not, and do a new ARP request if a new
> packet is sent out for that route.

Is there a dynamic way to change this arp timeout ? I haven't found any 
in man pages or sysctl -a | grep -i arp. What is the effort needed to 
implement this and is it possible to change it per interface (via 
ifconfig, maybe) ?

Also, are there any thoughts about implementing freebsd's staticarp ? Or 
maybe change '-arp' behaviour to act like fbsd staticarp.