I am working on an Arch Linux machine with an ethernet interface eth1. I have created the interface eth1:0 using ifconfig and given it a dummy hardware address (00:01:02:03:04:05). When I send a UDP packet to a server application running on a remote server machine, I get back the right response. But then I see an ICMP Destination Unreachable going out from the eth1:0 interface ip address. How can I mute this ICMP message? I have tried different mac addresses and set up an arp cache on both client and server machines without success.

Appreciate any help and thanks in advance.

  • how do you send the UDP packet ? could you please dump here the output from the ` ip route list` command ? – Hanan N. Dec 20 '11 at 10:08
  • Here's the output of ip route list - default via dev eth1 dev eth1 proto kernel scope link src – John Qualis Dec 20 '11 at 10:40
  • add more details about your ip address (as i am understand from your question both interfaces have diefferrent ip address). – Hanan N. Dec 20 '11 at 17:01
  • eth1 is, eth1:0 is – John Qualis Dec 21 '11 at 4:45
  • Is there a reason to use another interface with another MAC address for IP address in one subnet? Why you don't use the second IP address as a secondary IP address on the eth1 interface? – Jan Marek Jan 27 '12 at 12:14

Sound like you have a netmask mismatch on your sibinterface. Double check the netmask of your application server then ensure the same netmask is being used on the sub-interface of your Linux server.

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    They issue would not be ICMP specific. – Karlson Nov 30 '12 at 16:04

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