ARP requests sent to the specific hardware address of a secondary interface are not answered.
(Last modified: 19Jan2006)
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Noell NetWare 6
NetWare 6.0 SP3
Servers configured for TCPIP load balancing
Novell NetWare Cluster Services 1.6
CISCO Express Forwarding (CEF)
Unicast ARP requests to secondary interface are not answered.
Workstations lose connection.
When a Cisco router needs to resolve an Ethernet address to forward IP datagrams to the appropriate interface in the local Ethernet segment, it will broadcast its ARP request in case it has not resolved the Ethernet address before. If the destination IP address is of a NetWare host with Load Balancing enabled, the NetWare host replies with the Ethernet address of either the primary or a secondary interface in the Load Balancing interface group.
CISCO IOS version 12.1.20 will delete the former dynamic ARP entry and broadcast the ARP request after it timed out on waiting for the reply to the unicasted ARP request.
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