arp refresh rate

Ceri Davies ceri at
Mon Dec 18 12:30:09 GMT 2006

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On Mon, Dec 18, 2006 at 01:47:25PM +0200, 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?

The sysctl.

However, don't you want to do this on your gateway?

That must be wonderful!  I don't understand it at all.
                                                  -- Moliere

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