What are the consequences of clearing arp cache?

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Aug 27th, 2003
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Hello,


What would the immediate result be if I would issue a clear arp-cache on my 3600 Router?


Would the existing LAN connections be disrupted or will local connectivity continue without hiccups?


Thank You!

Marvin

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paumercier Wed, 08/27/2003 - 05:52
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Existing connections will continue, its just that when a packet arrives and the ip-to-mac table (arp table) is interigated for the interface to forward the packet out the process will have to wait while an arp is done to locate the destination.

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