Can arpwatchd DoS to a router?

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

  1. Ant

    Ant Guest

    Hello.

    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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    Ant, Jan 15, 2013
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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
     
    Alastair Black, Jan 19, 2013
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