Can arpwatchd DoS to a router?

Discussion in 'Linux Networking' started by Ant, Jan 15, 2013.

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    Is arpwatchd only a monitoring program? I am wondering if it is possible
    that it can flood my old Linksys WRT54GL v1.1 router (latest stock
    firmware) to make it disconnect and reboot?

    Thank you in advance. :)
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    It happened again this mornig, and with arpwatch disabled. It wasn't a
    coincident. :(
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  3. <crossposts snipped>

    Sounds more like a component failure (intermittent) in
    the power regulator. Those Linksys units usually run
    about three years *past* their design life expectancy,
    yet we imagine they run forever - not so. I have
    had two go bad over the last fourteen years. Both
    failures occurred after a bad lightning storm or a
    balloon crash (into the power lines). None of my
    'little blue widgets' from Linksys has quit until
    after at least five years of excellent service.

    Alastair Black, Jan 19, 2013
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