I know the ARP table is cached data.

On Juniper, we can use show arp to query the arp table:

admin@juniper> show arp | match ""                               
ac:1f:6b:90:d1:ca             ae16.83             

But the arp is not a real-time table, you know.

If we shutdown the server, we can still query out the record.

Is there a way to refresh the arp table in the case do not affect other routing?

  • ARP table entries will eventually time out, and you can probably set he time for that.
    – Ron Maupin
    Commented Apr 1, 2019 at 14:51

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You can clear the arp table for the interface by issuing clear arp interface ae16.83. This will remove all entries for the interface (which means ARP learning has do be done for all hosts on the interface). If you want to remove one host you can try to use clear arp hostname [IP-Address] and this works sometimes as well. Normally it is not necessary to do this by hand as the entry expires anyway after a while.

  • can you give a example of clear arp hostname [mac-address] ? how can I get a hostname of a server?
    – 244boy
    Commented Apr 1, 2019 at 10:34
  • Just enter the IP address: clear arp hostname (Edit: I thought it was the MAC-Adress but it's the IP you need to enter) Commented Apr 1, 2019 at 10:35
  • will the arp study will affect the network a lot?
    – 244boy
    Commented Apr 1, 2019 at 11:13
  • no - deleting the ARP will be barely noticeable - it will be re-learnt almost immediately if there are active traffic flows Commented Apr 1, 2019 at 13:08

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