IP alias Networking Errors.
From: Grant Peel (grant_at_thenetnow.com)
To: <freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG> Date: Sat, 24 May 2003 21:47:08 -0400
I am running one server that uses a number, (that will grow over time), of
I am getting a nmber of errors each day that show up in my messages file,
"May 20 05:55:13 excelsior /kernel: arplookup 188.8.131.52 failed: host is
not on local network"
This machine is using one NIC for all internet traffic and another for local
traffic. The complete setup for the internet NIC looks like this:
fxp0: flags=8943<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,PROMISC,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
inet 184.108.40.206 netmask 0xfffffff0 broadcast 220.127.116.11
inet 18.104.22.168 netmask 0xffffffff broadcast 22.214.171.124
inet 126.96.36.199 netmask 0xffffffff broadcast 188.8.131.52
inet 184.108.40.206 netmask 0xffffffff broadcast 220.127.116.11
inet 18.104.22.168 netmask 0xffffffff broadcast 22.214.171.124
inet 126.96.36.199 netmask 0xffffffff broadcast 188.8.131.52
inet 184.108.40.206 netmask 0xffffffff broadcast 220.127.116.11
inet 18.104.22.168 netmask 0xffffffff broadcast 22.214.171.124
media: Ethernet autoselect (100baseTX <full-duplex>)
As you can see from above, the original IP was set to 126.96.36.199, and the
subnet set to 0xfffffff0, (255.255.240.0). The IPs (listed above),
188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11, were assigned to my by my isp
at the same time as the original, and therefore, did not seem to cause any
When the next group of IP were assigned to me, and I set them as aliases on
this machine, thats when I started getting the errors. Now, the IP that is
quoted in the error is not a usable IP at all, but rather, happens to be the
'Gateway' IP that was given to me when I got this set of IPs. (When I got
sent the new IPs, I was given a new 'Network Number' and 'Gatweway' number
with those IPs. I did not use them as this machine already has valid Gateway
and Network number in ifconfig.
I should mention that the machine is working fine, and all domains and IPs
are responding great.
SO I suppose my questions are,
Why am I getting this error,
Will it cause any real problems,
Should I be making any adjustments?
Grant W. Peel
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