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Old 07-26-2005, 05:47 AM   #1
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broadcast problem in linux server

Hi all,

I am having problem in my linux server.
I am using redhat 9.0 with default iptables rpm.
I have Nat of this server.
ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff This mac address is creating problem in my network.
Coz i cant find the ip address of this mac address device.

when doing # iptraf
Here is the result of iptraf

Ethernet HW addr: ffffffffffff on eth4
1906 22 116205 86.6
can any one tell me for stop this mac address or solve the Broadcast problem.

Old 07-26-2005, 07:20 PM   #2
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That device would be the broadcast ARP address, kind of like the .255 addresses in IP. What is on eth4? Is that the network you're trying to NAT?


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