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Re: arp timeouts and clearing [7:68333] posted 04/30/2003
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Aaron,

Reducing the ARP timeout will increase the number of ARP-related 
broadcasts, but there's no harm in it.

"clear arp" doesn't actually flush the ARP, it performs more of an ARP 
referesh (validation).

- Tom

Aaron Ajello wrote:
> Hey Folks,
> Is there anything wrong, or dangerous, with shortening the arp timeout on a
> router?
> And if I do a "clear arp" on a router, it will simply relearn the entries
it
> needs, right?




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