Linux Kernel not responding to ARP requests

Nitin Yadav Nitin.Yadav at
Fri Sep 28 01:47:52 EDT 2012

Thanks for reply,

Below are the ARP variables & the values set as default.

arp_accept = 0
arp_ignore = 0
arp_announce = 0
arp_filter = 0
proxy_arp = 0

Nitin Yadav

-----Original Message-----
From: Jeff Haran [mailto:Jeff.Haran at] 
Sent: Friday, September 28, 2012 6:35 AM
To: 'Mulyadi Santosa'; Nitin Yadav
Subject: RE: Linux Kernel not responding to ARP requests

> -----Original Message-----
> From: kernelnewbies-bounces at [mailto:kernelnewbies- 
> bounces at] On Behalf Of Mulyadi Santosa
> Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2012 5:57 PM
> To: Nitin Yadav
> Cc: kernelnewbies at
> Subject: Re: Linux Kernel not responding to ARP requests
> 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
> First thing first: are you sure there are no iptables rules that 
> drop/reject certain arp type?

That would be arptables rules. iptables only works on IP packets.

Jeff Haran

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