Bonding interface continues to issue ARP replies after IP address is downed on bond device

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • When two systems using bonding devices in adaptive load balancing (ALB) communicates with each other, an endless ping-pong of ARP replies starts between these two systems.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 update 8 or older
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 update 5 or older
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

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