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Old 12-03-2010, 01:18 AM   #1
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loopback ip address to be configured on SUSE version 10

Hi Experts, I have configured loopback IP address on my server as ( My LAN card physical IP address is I dont want my loopback IP address to broadcast the IP & arp. How can i achieve it? Right now i see the problem that both & ip address is broadcasted by same MAC & I have is already with some other host too.
Old 12-03-2010, 03:01 PM   #2
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A quick check of man ifconfig reveals that the -arp command disables the arp protocol, try the following

ifconfig -arp lo

also there is a -broadcast option as well which may be helpful here although I am not 100% sure if I understand what this does.

ifconfig -broadcast lo

Give them a try and report back, hopefully they will point you in the right direction
Old 12-03-2010, 11:59 PM   #3
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hi, I tried command "ifconfig lo -arp" & applyed to config file than also still the arp is broadcasted. So i just try to restart the server once.

After restarting also i still have a problem.


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