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Configuration Guide - IP Service
S7700 and S9700 V200R013C00

This document describes the configurations of IP service, including IP address, ARP, DHCP, DNS, mDNS gateway, mDNS relay, UDP Helper, IP performance optimization, IPv6, DHCPv6, IPv6 DNS, IPv6 over IPv4 tunnel and IPv4 over IPv6 tunnel.

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Summary of ARP Configuration Tasks

Summary of ARP Configuration Tasks

Table 2-3 describes the ARP configuration tasks. You can perform the configuration tasks in any sequence based on service requirements.

For details on ARP security, see ARP Security Configuration in the S7700 and S9700 V200R013C00 Configuration Guide - Security.

Table 2-3  ARP configuration tasks




Adjusting aging parameters of dynamic ARP entries

Dynamic ARP entries are generated and maintained automatically using the ARP protocol. They can be aged, updated, or overwritten by static ARP entries.

You can adjust the aging parameters of dynamic ARP entries based on service requirements.

Adjusting Aging Parameters of Dynamic ARP Entries

Configuring static ARP

Static ARP entries can be neither aged nor overwritten by dynamic ARP entries, ensuring communication security.

Static ARP entries can be configured for critical devices (such as servers) on the switch.

Configuring Static ARP

Configuring proxy ARP

Proxy ARP falls into the following types and applies to different scenarios:
  • Routed proxy ARP: enables hosts (without default gateway configured) to communicate when they are located on the same network segment but different physical networks (different broadcast domains).
  • Intra-VLAN proxy ARP: enables hosts to communicate when they are located on the same network segment and same VLAN but user isolation is configured in the VLAN.
  • Inter-VLAN proxy ARP: enables hosts to communicate when they are located on the same network segment but different VLANs.
Configuring Proxy ARP

Connecting a device to a network load balance (NLB) cluster

NLB is a Microsoft-developed feature running in a cluster of multiple Windows servers. You can enable a device to interwork with an NLB cluster using any of the following methods:

  • Configure multi-interface ARP when the device is directly connected to the NLB cluster.
  • Enable the device to dynamically learn ARP entries with multicast MAC addresses when the device connects to the NLB cluster through a Layer 2 switch.

Configuring dynamic learning of ARP entries with multicast MAC addresses

When user terminals connected to a device have multicast MAC addresses, the device can be configured to dynamically learn ARP entries with multicast MAC addresses.

Configuring Dynamic Learning of ARP Entries with Multicast MAC Addresses

Configuring egress ARP inspection (EAI)

If most of users connected to a device obtain IP addresses through DHCP, EAI can be deployed on the device to perform the following:
  • Reduce the number of broadcast ARP Request packets to mitigate the impact of ARP broadcast packets on the network.
  • Prevent the users' IP and MAC addresses from being detected by other users, thereby avoiding ARP attacks.
Configuring Egress ARP Inspection

Disabling a device from packetizing ARP packets and ARP Miss messages

By default, X series cards packetize ARP packets and ARP Miss messages before sending them to the CPU.
  • Disable a device from packetizing ARP packets to stop the delay (up to 100 ms) caused by the packetizing process.

  • Disable a device from packetizing ARP Miss messages to enable the X series cards to reply with ICMP host unreachable messages.

Disabling a Device from Packetizing ARP Packets and ARP Miss Messages

Configuring ARP unicast probe

When a peer device cannot accept broadcast packets, you can configure ARP unicast probe on the local device. The local device can then send a unicast ARP Request packet to detect whether the peer device exists.

Configuring ARP Unicast Probe

Configuring ARP-Ping

ARP-Ping includes ARP-Ping IP and ARP-Ping MAC. ARP-Ping is used to check whether a specified IP address or MAC address is used by sending ARP Request packets or ICMP Request packets.

  • ARP-Ping IP checks whether an IP address is being used by another device on the network.

  • ARP-Ping MAC checks whether a MAC address is being used or queries the IP address mapping the MAC address.

Configuring ARP-Ping

Configuring IP address conflict detection

IP address conflict detection facilitates IP address management on a network and allows a device to quickly locate conflicting IP addresses.

Configuring IP Address Conflict Detection
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