[rbridge] ARP <whatever> (was it's time to summarize things)
touch at ISI.EDU
Fri Dec 16 14:53:05 PST 2005
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Gray, Eric wrote:
> --> I'm not aware ARP Replay being called Proxy ARP - is anyone else? Is
> --> there a better name than ARP Replay?
> ARP Replay might be clearer in indicating the inherent problems
> you pointed out (the implication of "replay" is the potential
> for "stale" information).
> However, ARP caching (in a sense similar to web caching) has a
> "spin" (if you will) that includes mechanisms (such as Radia
> suggested) for handling these problems.
That's a well-known term on the host side; caching prevents the ARP from
being emitted in the first place.
> As far as the "confusion" over ARP proxy, I am happy to use a
> different word if it is confusing. However, ARP proxy - in the
> sense that I've interpreted it in the past is "proxying" the ARP
> service. That means essentially what Radia said - i.e. - close
> in meaning to a name service proxy (but also similar to caching).
The term "proxy ARP' is a well-known term on routers that does what I
described; it is described in Cisco literature as such.
> What you are talking about is more like ARP spoofing, or ARP for
> higher layer (i.e. - layer 3) forwarding.
Spoofing is an attack version of proxy ARP. There are legitimate
versions as well.
> I don't believe I've
> ever heard that called ARP proxy, but it might be. If that is
> the case, then by all means, use a different term.
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