[rbridge] ARP <whatever> (was it's time to summarize things)
Harald Tveit Alvestrand
harald at alvestrand.no
Fri Dec 16 15:22:05 PST 2005
--On fredag, desember 16, 2005 14:53:05 -0800 Joe Touch <touch at ISI.EDU>
>> 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.
"Proxy ARP" has numerous citations in RFCs dating back to RFC 1009; I
haven't been able to find "the" authoritative description in 5 mins of
searching, but some pointers point back to RFC 925 "Multi-LAN Address
Resolution", which seems to describe what I think of when I say "proxy ARP".
Let's not try to change the meaning of that term.
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