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box-to-box redundancy and ARP question

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May 5th, 2006
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In a box-to-box failover scenario are the MAC addresses of both active and standby CSS11503s supposed to match up? The reason I ask relates to an issue where without clearing the ARP cache on the Default GW (a PIX with a default ARP timeout of 240 minutes) all services were unreachable via the VIPs.

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Gilles Dufour Fri, 05/05/2006 - 10:53
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the addresses are not the same but the CSS sends a gratuitous arp upon failover to advertise the new mac-address.


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damian.johnstone Fri, 05/19/2006 - 07:15
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Its more so an issue with the PIX firewalls ignoring the gratuitous arp broadcast and not update its ARP table until the arp timeout.

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