Unsolicited Incoming ARP

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Friend of Bill, Oct 23, 2003.

  1. Friend of Bill

    Friend of Bill What, me worry?

    Messages:
    1,572
    Can anyone shed some light on this firewall message?


    "Unsolicited incoming ARP reply detected, this is a kind of MAC spoofing that may consequently do harm to your computer."


    This caused my system to freeze and when I rebooted, Control Panel/Network Connections was listed as "none" until another reboot.
     
  2. Enyo

    Enyo Moderator

    Messages:
    1,338
    Unsolicited ARP packets are nothing to be concerned over and ARP spooring is not really a scalable attack and not all that practically on the Internet.

    I would guess the system freeze was caused by your firewall not correctly handling this event.
     
  3. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

    Messages:
    2,781
    Location:
    the year 2525
    i was reading a rogue ARP packet can poison your network and cause the freeze, stops all traffic in and out as the pc / firewall cannot release the packet.

    ties in with enyo saying the firewall mis handled it :)
     
  4. Bootsy

    Bootsy Huh?

    Messages:
    1,124
    Location:
    Miami, Fl
    hehe arp attacks
     
  5. Friend of Bill

    Friend of Bill What, me worry?

    Messages:
    1,572
    Thanks Gonzo and Enyo, no problems since...