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Re: Provider standard ARP Timeout?
From: Saku Ytti <saku () ytti fi>
Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2012 18:27:39 +0300

On (2012-08-10 10:23 -0400), Jay Nakamura wrote:

Cisco default ARP timeout is 4 hours.  Do anyone change that to
something shorter in a provider environment for customer with Ethernet
connectivity?  What is a good value to set it to?

Maximum value should be your L2 MAC timeout. Most other vendors use low
limits these days (linux, junos come to mind).
So 300s max really.

If ARP timeout is higher than L2 MAC timeout you can cause loops in
otherwise correctly configured network.


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