Re: What happens if a node changes it's IP address

1998-08-31 10:46:28
Subject: Re: What happens if a node changes it's IP address
From: Michael Dors <miked AT MTP DOT GOV>
To: nv-l AT lists.tivoli DOT com
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 1998 10:46:28 -0400
sfrancis AT commserv.ucsb DOT edu wrote:

> This is probably not true.  Most devices do a gratuitous ARP when they
> bring up an interface: when the fail over interface takes over, its
> gratuitous ARP will cause Netview to update its own ARP cache (at least,
> if AIX conforms to teh RFC.)
> On Thu, 27 Aug 1998, Michael Dors, Senior Network Analyst wrote:
> > You didn't say whether Netview was on the same ip segment or not.
> >
> > If the server is indeed on the same segment as Netview than you will
> > have to flush the arp cache
> > on Netview in order for it to communicate with the server.
> >
> > If the server is on a different ip segment no action is required.
> >
> > Regards, Mike
> >

Not all devices support the implementation of gratuitous ARP as documented
in the RFC.  With regard to UNIX OS, I know for a fact that both Solaris
and BSD support this feature but that System V does not.  I have not tested
this on AIX but since AIX is based on the System V implementation I would
assume the same.

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