Does Lenix have a ARP statement?
Question from a new Linux user. I am setting up a Enterprise Linux 3.0
server with Checkpoint Firewall. I have a Windows 2003 server now that
is running Checkpoint. The W2003 needs an Arp batch file to translate 2
ip address on the Internet to the external interface of the firewall to
keep its address hidden. The batch file I have in W2003 looks like
arp -s 126.96.36.199 00-08-02-ac-d8-74
Does Linux have some kind of Arp command? What is it and where can I
find it? What is the best way to get it to run at startup?
Thanks for your help.
Re: Does Lenix have a ARP statement?
On Tue, 2 May 2006, in the Usenet newsgroup comp.os.linux.help, in article
<Bobreinh.firstname.lastname@example.org>, Bobreinh wrote:
>Question from a new Linux user. I am setting up a Enterprise Linux 3.0
>server with Checkpoint Firewall. I have a Windows 2003 server now that
>is running Checkpoint. The W2003 needs an Arp batch file to translate 2
>ip address on the Internet to the external interface of the firewall to
>keep its address hidden.[/color]
That question makes no sense at all. 'arp' is a network protocol used to
translate between hardware address and network address - in the case of
IPv4, see RFC0826. You appear to be speaking about proxy-arp or masquerading.
>The batch file I have in W2003 looks like this:
>arp -s 188.8.131.52 00-08-02-ac-d8-74[/color]
That would appear to try to associate the IPv4 address 184.108.40.206 to the
'00-08-02-ac-d8-74' MAC address - which would be a Compaq of some kind.
>Does Linux have some kind of Arp command? What is it and where can I
[compton ~]$ whereis arp
arp: /sbin/arp /usr/man/man8/arp.8
Where the fsck do you think microsoft got the concept for that command?
Ethernet existed long before microsoft discovered hard disk drives. Heck,
look at the date of the RFC!
>What is the best way to get it to run at startup?[/color]
If you are trying to tell Linux to proxyarp, then put the command in one
of the boot scripts - you say 'Enterprise Linux 3.0' so I _guess_ that is
either Red Hat or a clone (surprise, there are quite a number of
distributors who have released an 'Enterprise Linux' version), and
rc.local would be an appropriate file.
If you are trying to set a NIC to that hardware address, the command used
is /sbin/ifconfig, but this is also a configuration variable in boot scripts.
For a Red Hat based system, setting the 'HWADDR=' variable in the appropriate
network configuration file (/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 for
example) to 00:08:02:AC:D8:74 should work, assuming the network card will
accept changing the MAC address (not all do).