Your computer sends one gratuitous ARP packet after you disable gratuitous ARP function

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Your computer sends one gratuitous Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) packet after you try to disable the gratuitous ARP function in Microsoft Windows 2000, as described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base articles:
280524 Disabling the gratuitous ARP functionality in Windows 2000

219374 How to disable the gratuitous ARP function
This problem may occur when your computer is configured to use a static IP address.

Hotfix Information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site: Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.


Microsoft Windows 2000

Restart Requirement

You must restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix Replacement Information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File Information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
   Date         Time   Version            Size    File name   --------------------------------------------------------------   21-Sep-2003  00:41  5.0.2195.6824     118,960  Afd.sys   23-Oct-2003  22:30  5.0.2195.6824     105,232  Msafd.dll           23-Oct-2003  22:13  5.0.2195.6867     318,480  Tcpip.sys   21-Sep-2003  00:41  5.0.2195.6824      16,240  Tdi.sys   23-Oct-2003  22:30  5.0.2195.6824      17,680  Wshtcpip.dll     
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section of this article.
For additional information about how hotfix packages are named, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
816915 New naming schema for Microsoft Windows hotfix packages
For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software

Article ID: 830878 - Last Review: 10/26/2013 20:07:07 - Revision: 2.6

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
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