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arp/mac address cache timeouts

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Dec 17th, 2005
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Anybody know how long a mac address stays in a Cisco IOS arp cache when issuing "show ip arp"? How about a mac address in a CatOS switch when issuing "show cam dynamic". What constitutes the length of time an arp entry is cached?

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Georg Pauwen Sat, 12/17/2005 - 14:02
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Hello,


the default ARP timeout (show ip arp) is 14400 seconds, which equals 4 hours. The CAM default agingtime (show cam dynamic) is 300 seconds, which equals 5 minutes. That means that the ARP or CAM entry will stay in the cache for a minimum of 4 hours and 5 minutes, respectively...

Is that what you are asking ?


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GP

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