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[Savannah-register-public] [task #6006] Submission of Gratuitous ARP Dae

From: Anand Babu
Subject: [Savannah-register-public] [task #6006] Submission of Gratuitous ARP Daemon
Date: Sun, 22 Oct 2006 18:50:12 +0000
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                 Summary: Submission of Gratuitous ARP Daemon
                 Project: Savannah Administration
            Submitted by: ab
            Submitted on: Sunday 10/22/2006 at 11:50
         Should Start On: Sunday 10/22/2006 at 00:00
   Should be Finished on: Wednesday 11/01/2006 at 00:00
                Category: Project Approval
                Priority: 5 - Normal
                  Status: None
                 Privacy: Public
             Assigned to: None
        Percent Complete: 0%
             Open/Closed: Open
                  Effort: 0.00



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Full Name:
  *Gratuitous ARP Daemon*

System Group Name:

  Official GNU software

  GNU General Public License V2 or later

  garpd - Gratuitous ARP Daemon:
Broadcasts Gratuitous ARPs for a list of MAC address <-> IP address mappings
on specified interfaces at regular intervals.

A gratuitous ARP request is an AddressResolutionProtocol request packet where
the source and destination IP are both set to the IP of the machine issuing
the packet and the destination MAC is the broadcast address
ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff. Ordinarily, no reply packet will occur. Gratuitous ARP
reply is a reply to which no request has been made.

Gratuitous ARPs are useful to update ARP tables of switches, routers and
other hosts to route packets to a designated IP address.

Garpd was developed as a part of GNU FreeIPMI project. Some of the IPMI
implementations doesn't implement GARP broadcast functionality in their NICS.
When the host OS is down and BMC is active listening for IPMI packets on the
NIC, it needs to inform other switches/routers to route packets to its NIC.
Because Garpd is useful for other purposes too, we decided to make it as a
separate project.


Other Software Required:
  No dependencies.

Other Comments:
  Garpd is separated out of existing GNU FreeIPMI, because it is useful for
others too. I don't know if it has to go through GNU Evaluation once more?

I also would like to use GNU Arch repository instead of CVS.


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