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SATELLAR and PROXY-ARP
Proxy-ARP option enables SATELLAR to act as a “Pseudo-bridge” or a hidden router.
When this option is enabled, SATELLAR responses with its own MAC address to all ARP
requests (Address Resolution Protocol) addressed to a remote network. This causes
the other hosts in the same local network to send their packets to the SATELLAR,
which then routes those packets according to its configured IP Routes. This behavior
makes it look like the hosts on each side of the bridge belong to the same physical
network segment (Default= OFF).
The SATELLAR’s routing tables mask addresses shall be set according to the used IP
addresses behind SATELLAR radio modems, i.e. the host address range shall be
“narrowed” accordingly. This prevents the situation where the data packet is
attempted to be sent in to two separate locations using the same host address. See
examples 1-6.
NOTE! The IP route lists return route shall not include the sending SATELLAR’s
address range (default route 0.0.0.0/0 10.10.32.1).
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Example 1.
Example 2.
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Example 3.