Re: [load balancing] ARP age time of general LB

From: Gary E. Miller (
Date: Fri Jul 19 2002 - 20:01:07 EDT

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    Yo Thomas!

    VRRP does not have that problem. The MAC address and the IP both swing
    over to the backup on failure. You are probably seeing a switching
    MAC table issue instead.

    I have seen other related problems. Nokia/CP firewalls acting as backup
    sends a gratuitous ARP. If both firewalls are plugged in to a switch this
    confises the switch as to what port to use to get to the acting VRRP

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    On Fri, 19 Jul 2002, Thomas Burger wrote:

    > For example, when the a VIP fails over to a backup LB/server it happens via a
    > gratuitous arp. The arp says, "the VIP ip.addr is now at the following MAC
    > address". If the cisco has an existing entry for the IP & MAC then it ignores
    > the arp. At that point fail over to the LB/server will only occur once the
    > arp entry timesout in the Cisco arp cache.

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