arp refresh rate
peterki at korbitec.com
Mon Dec 18 12:10:19 GMT 2006
Wow thanks for the fast reply, I will set up a test environment tomorrow
and see if I can get this to work.
From: Vince [mailto:jhary at unsane.co.uk]=20
Sent: 18 December 2006 14:01
To: Peter Kirk
Cc: freebsd-users at uk.freebsd.org
Subject: Re: arp refresh rate
Peter Kirk wrote:
> Hi All
> I have a bit of a problem. We have a 6.1 FreeBSD server with natting
> and firewall rules for the servers behind it. This FreeBSD server has
> an identical fail over server.
> The other night we tested the fail over server. It worked find but
> because the gateway before the fail over server had arp cache "the old
> Mac-addresses" it took about 5 minutes before we could access the
> servers behind the fail over server.
> Is there anyway that you are able to set the arp cache refresh time?
Going by this post
you need to set the net.link.ether.inet.max_age sysctl to the time you
want in seconds (default is 20 minutes)
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