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Filtering ARP traffic with Linux arptables

Filtering ARP traffic is easy with the arptables utility. In this article we look at the possibilities of arptables and provides example of using it.

Summary of Filtering ARP traffic with Linux arptables

Most Linux system administrators will be familiar with iptables on Linux. Less known is the arptables utility, which controls filtering arp packets. Installation of arptables The arptables utility is easy to set-up, as the main functionality is already implemented in the Linux kernel. Just install the arptables package on your favorite Linux distribution. Debian / Ubuntu: apt install arptables Red Hat: yum install arptables Configuration example To show the effect of filtering traffic, we will show an example by filtering router traffic and blocking it.

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How to clear the ARP cache on Linux?

Clearing the ARP cache on Linux is easy with the arp or ip utility. This blog post will help you to clear the cache with examples for both utilities.

Summary of How to clear the ARP cache on Linux?

There are several reasons when you might need to clear your ARP cache. There are two common ways on Linux systems, typically using the arp or ip utility. Depending on your Linux distribution and the availability, we suggest using the ip tool. Clearing cache with ip Newer Linux distributions have the ip utility. The ip tool has a more advanced way to clear out the full ARP cache. ip -s -s neigh flush all

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