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Re: ndp

On 02/18/2013 06:57 AM, Ignatios Souvatzis wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 18, 2013 at 07:40:58AM +0100, 
> wrote:
>> exists there a maximum size of the ndp table? how can I determine
>> the maximum number of entries?
>> currently 'ndp -a | wc -l' reports 1492 entries and I am not sure if
>> is a problem or not.
> *Currently*, the ndp and the arp table are implemented as part of
> the routing PATRICIA tree (but have link-level addresses instead of
> network addresses as next-hop). So there's no limit different other
> than the general routing table limitations. Hm, I think mostly
> kernel memory limitations.

That is actually a problem: it can be exploited for DoS purposes. --
even a remote address scanning attack might cause that as a side effect.

Fernando Gont
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