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Configuration Guide - Security

S1720, S2700, S5700, and S6720 V200R011C10

This document describes the configurations of Security, including ACL, local attack defense, MFF, attack defense, traffic suppression and storm control, ARP security, Port security, DHCP snooping, ND snooping, PPPoE+, IPSG, SAVI, URPF, keychain, MPAC, separating the management plane from the service plane, security risks, PKI.
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ARP Gateway Protection

ARP Gateway Protection

If an attacker on the network shown in Figure 7-8 poses as a gateway to send ARP packets, other users on the network consider the attacker to be a gateway, causing a communication interruption between authorized users and gateway. This situation will also happen if a user incorrectly sets the host IP address as the gateway address. To prevent such bogus gateway attacks, configure ARP gateway protection on the device's interfaces connected to the gateway and set the protected gateway address to When the ARP packets of which the source IP address is gateway address reach a device:
  • The interfaces with gateway protection enabled can receive and forward the ARP packets.
  • The interfaces without gateway protection enabled discard the ARP packets.
Figure 7-8  ARP gateway protection

Updated: 2019-10-21

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