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Users are able to ping the disabled/disconnected interfaces IP-Address

Question asked by Arun R on Jan 10, 2018
Latest reply on Jan 12, 2018 by Dameon Welch-Abernathy

Dear Team,


I am working on one issue with 4600 appliances in distributed and 13500 are cluster based setup.


When I tried to ping the IP-Address what is configured on disabled/disconnected interface were actually working. I am getting ICMP reply from the respective interface.


The surprising part is traffic was passing through an active interface. I confirmed, the IP is nowhere configured in my environment.

As per the sk41363 article, this is normal behavior due to weak ES (End System) model as described in RFC1122.


Note: I am managing those appliances in Gaia R77.30.


Please let me know Is it a normal behavior on Enterprise appliance and High-End appliance as well.