Attempting To ping(8) Another Node Via A Bonded Interface Reports Duplicate Replies (Doc ID 1598735.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 12, 2013

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.3 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Assume we are using network 10.0.0.0/8 via bonded network interface bond0 and ping another node. We receive the notice of duplicate replies:

PING 10.0.4.2 (10.0.4.2) from 10.0.3.10 : 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from 10.0.4.2: icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=13.7 ms
64 bytes from 10.0.4.2: icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=13.8 ms (DUP!)
64 bytes from 10.0.4.2: icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=13.8 ms (DUP!)
64 bytes from 10.0.4.2: icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=13.8 ms (DUP!)
64 bytes from 10.0.4.2: icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=13.8 ms (DUP!)
64 bytes from 10.0.4.2: icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=0.216 ms
64 bytes from 10.0.4.2: icmp_seq=3 ttl=64 time=0.267 ms
64 bytes from 10.0.4.2: icmp_seq=4 ttl=64 time=0.222 ms

The ping(8) command completes successfully notwithstanding the duplicate reply frames.

Cause

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