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Jurjen

join:2010-08-18
Montreal, QC
reply to Jurjen

Re: Ghost IP addresses in system log SpeedStream 5200

I understand the address is/was valid under that subnet. The question was indeed (sorry if not properly formulated) where this came from. Who was demanding the address, why to the modem and no directly addressing the requested host by itself...?

I changed the subnet to 255.255.255.0, so far no new strange addresses in the system log.



wayjac
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said by Jurjen:

The question was indeed (sorry if not properly formulated) where this came from. Who was demanding the address, why to the modem and no directly addressing the requested host by itself...?

I can only speculate about the orgins of the arp request.........

Since it's in the modems log I think the modem is doing it......
Some modems use arp to keep track of dhcp/static clients [active or inactive]


Doctor Olds
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said by wayjac:

Since it's in the modems log I think the modem is doing it......

100% correct. Some versions of firmware (Windstream firmware if I recall) do exactly that.
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