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Configuration Guide - IP Service

CloudEngine 8800, 7800, 6800, and 5800 V200R002C50

This document describes the configurations of IP Service, including IP address, ARP, DHCP, DNS, IP performance optimization, IPv6, DHCPv6, and IPv6 DNS.
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Overview of ARP

Overview of ARP


The Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) maps IP addresses into MAC addresses.


On a local area network (LAN), a host or a network device must learn the IP address of the destination host or device before sending data to it. Additionally, the host or network device must learn the physical address of the destination host or device because IP packets must be encapsulated into frames for transmission over a physical network. Therefore, the mapping from an IP address into a physical address is required. ARP is used to map IP addresses into physical addresses.

Updated: 2019-03-21

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