Linux Kernel not responding to ARP requests

Mulyadi Santosa mulyadi.santosa at
Thu Sep 27 20:56:39 EDT 2012

On Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 1:51 PM, Nitin Yadav <Nitin.Yadav at> wrote:
> Is there any way Kernel is dropping the ARP requests (from the Stand by
> Router to the Kernel)?
> If it’s not dropping, is there any other reason for not replying to ARP?

First thing first: are you sure there are no iptables rules that
drop/reject certain arp type?


Mulyadi Santosa
Freelance Linux trainer and consultant


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