The short problem is that I need a way to turn off arping for the lo
interface in the 2.4.0 kernel.
In the 2.2 kernel, I could do the following:
echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/conf/all/hidden
echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/conf/lo/hidden
The 2.4 kernel does not have these sysctl files any more. Why was
this functionality taken out? or was it simply moved to another place
in the proc filesystem? How can I accomplish the same thing I was
doing in the 2.2 kernel in the 2.4 kernel?
Now for the long version of the problem. I am using the TurboLinux
ClusterServer 6.0 product. This product uses what they refer to as
an advanced traffic manager that has the ip address of the web site
aliased to eth0. Thus this machine arps for the ip address and when it
gets the http requests, it passes those requests to the nodes which have
the same ip addressed aliased to their lo interface with arping turned off.
TurboLinux is not helping me with the 2.4 kernel. I imagine it is because
they know nothing about it and were not planning ahead by following the
development of the 2.3 kernel, so I thought I would ask the guys who really
know what is going on.
I know that you are all very busy, but any help that you can provide
is greatly appreciated.
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