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一个 arp_filter 的问题

29 Oct 2013


arp_filter - BOOLEAN 1 - Allows you to have multiple network interfaces on the same subnet, and have the ARPs for each interface be answered based on whether or not the kernel would route a packet from the ARP'd IP out that interface (therefore you must use source based routing for this to work). In other words it allows control of which cards (usually 1) will respond to an arp request.

0 - (default) The kernel can respond to arp requests with addresses from other interfaces. This may seem wrong but it usually makes sense, because it increases the chance of successful communication. IP addresses are owned by the complete host on Linux, not by particular interfaces. Only for more complex setups like load- balancing, does this behaviour cause problems.

arpfilter for the interface will be enabled if at least one of conf/{all,interface}/arpfilter is set to TRUE, it will be disabled otherwise

引用至 ip-sysctl.txt


ESXi只有一个 vSwitch 绑定在实体机的第一块物理网卡上.

在 ESXi 上新建一个虚拟机, 虚拟机有两块虚拟网卡, 都使用的是同一个 vSwitch.

虚拟机的 eth0 当作内网, eth1 当作外网. eth0 上有自己本身配置的内网ip(和LVM的VIP(

同网段下另外一台CDN机器(, 使用这个网关机器的VIP当作网关.

然后发现 VIP ping不通, 查看 arp, 发现:

Address                  HWtype  HWaddress           Flags Mask            Iface              ether   00:50:56:88:62:77   C                     eth0            ether   00:50:56:88:23:c5   C                     eth0

arp缓存中, 对应的 mac 地址就是网关机器的 eth0 网卡的mac地址, 是正确的.

但是 这个VIP对应的 mac 地址是网关机器的 eth1 网卡的 mac 地址.

先清空CDN机器上 的arp缓存, 然后在网关机器下抓arp包:

$ tcpdump -nn -p -i eth0 arp
09:55:04.843231 ARP, Request who-has tell, length 46
09:55:04.843243 ARP, Reply is-at 00:50:56:88:23:c5, length 28

$ tcpdump -nn -p -i eth1 arp
09:57:19.619136 ARP, Request who-has tell, length 46
09:57:19.619150 ARP, Reply is-at 00:50:56:88:62:77, length 28

会发现两块网卡都收到 arp 的 request 包并 reply 了.


所以 arp 广播获取 mac 地址时, 两块虚拟网卡都会收到 request 包, 并各自做了回应, 实际获取到的mac与两块网卡的响应顺序有关.

解决的办法就是 arp_filter 这个参数.

看 arpfilter 的解释可以知道, arpfilter 是一个布尔值, 默认值是0. 简单翻译下:

内核可以用其他网卡来回应arp请求. 这看起来是错的, 但是它增大了成功通讯的可能性. IP地址属于整个主机, 而不是特定的接口. 只是在一些复杂的情况, 比如负载均衡, 会出现错误.

最后一句明确说了, 这也可以解释为何之前到现在出现这种情况, 都是 VIP 的 mac 地址有问题了.

arp_filter的值改为1 则表示控制具体应该由哪块网卡来回应arp包. 所以改为1就OK了.

查看 arp_filter 的配置:

$ sysctl -a | grep arp_filter
net.ipv4.conf.all.arp_filter = 0
net.ipv4.conf.default.arp_filter = 0
net.ipv4.conf.eth0.arp_filter = 0
net.ipv4.conf.eth1.arp_filter = 0
net.ipv4.conf.lo.arp_filter = 0
net.ipv4.conf.tun0.arp_filter = 0
net.ipv4.conf.tun1.arp_filter = 0

修改 /etc/sysctl.d/local.conf 文件, 增加:

net.ipv4.conf.default.arp_filter = 1
net.ipv4.conf.all.arp_filter = 1


/etc/init.d/sysctl restart