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Address resolution protocol and internet control message protocol

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    Address resolution protocol and internet control message protocol Address resolution protocol and internet control message protocol Presentation Transcript

    • Address Resolution Protocol - ARP IP over Ethernet 1
    • Address Resolution Finding hardware address for protocol address is called Address Resolution Data link layer resolves protocol address to hardware address Resolution is local to a network Network component only resolves address for other components on same network 2
    • Address Resolution(continued)A resolves protocol address for B for protocol messages from anapplication on A sent to an application on BA does not resolve a protocol address for FThrough the internet layer, A delivers to F by routing through R1 andR2A resolves R1 hardware addressNetwork layer on A passes packet containing destination protocoladdress F for delivery to R1 Host A Host C Host E Network 1 Router 1 Network 2 Router 2 Network 3 Host B Host D Host F 3
    • Address ResolutionTechniquesAssociation between a protocol address and ahardware address is called a binding. Threetechniques: Table lookup - Bindings stored in memory with protocol address as key - data link layer looks up protocol address to find hardware address Closed-form computation - Protocol address based on hardware address - Data link layer derives hardware address from protocol address Dynamic - Network messages used for "just-in- time" resolution - Data link layer sends message requesting hardware address; destination responds 4
    • Address Resolution Protocol -ARP IP uses dynamic distributed resolution technique Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) - part of TCP/IP protocol suite RFC 826 - Address Resolution Protocol Two-part protocol: Request from source asking for hardware address Reply from destination carrying hardware address 5
    • ARP Message Exchange ARP request message dropped into a hardware frame and broadcast Sender inserts IP address into message and broadcast Every other computer examines request 6
    • ARP Message Exchange(cont’d) Computer whose IP address is in the request responds Puts its own hardware address in the response Unicasts the response to the sender Original requester can then extract hardware address and send IP packet to destination using recently acquired hardware address 7
    • ARP Message Format 8
    • ARP Message ContentsHARDWARE ADDRESS TYPE = 1 forEthernetPROTOCOL ADDRESS TYPE = 0x0800 forIPOPERATION = 1 for request, 2 for responseContains both target and sender mappingsfrom protocol address to hardware addressRequest sets hardware address of target to 0Target can extract hardware address of 9
    • Processing the ARPMessagesReceiver extracts senders hardware address and updateslocal ARP tableReceiver checks operation - request or response Response: Adds senders address to local cache Sends pending IP packet(s) Request: If receiver is target, forms response Unicasts to senderAdds senders address to local cacheNote: Target likely to respond "soon" Computers have finite storage for ARP cache Only target adds sender to cache; others only update if target already in cache 10
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    • ARP, Bridging and RoutingARP is transparent to bridging, since bridging willpropagate ARP broadcasts like any other Ethernetbroadcast, and will transparently bridge the replies.A router does not propagate Ethernet broadcasts,because the router is a Network Level device, andEthernet is a Data Link Level protocol. Therefore, anInternet host must use its routing protocols to select anappropriate router, that can be reached via EthernetARPs.After ARPing for the IP address of the router, thepacket (targeted at some other Destination Address) istransmitted to the Ethernet address of the12router.
    • Proxy ARPProxy ARP is a technique that is can be used by routers tohandle traffic between hosts that dont expect to use arouter as described above. Probably the most commoncase of its use would be the gradual subnetting of a largernetwork. Those hosts not yet converted to the new systemwould expect to transmit directly to hosts now placedbehind a router.A router using Proxy ARP recognizes ARP requests forhosts on the "other side" of the router that cant reply forthemselves. The router answers for those addresses withan ARP reply matching the remote IP address with therouters Ethernet address (in essence, a lie). 13
    • Proxy ARP Use Host A Host B "Old" IP Routing Router IP Subnet Routing and Modified ARP 14
    • Proxy ARP - ProblemsProxy ARP is best thought of as a temporarytransition mechanism, and its use should not beencouraged as part of a stable solution. There area number of potential problems with its use,including the inability of hosts to fall back onalternate routers if a network component fails, andthe possibility of race conditions and bizarre trafficpatterns if the bridged and routed networksegments are not clearly delineated. 15
    • Proxy ARP UseWhen host A wants to send an IP datagram to host B, it first has todetermine the physical network address of host B through the use ofthe ARP protocol.As host A cannot differentiate between the physical networks, his IProuting algorithm thinks that host B is on the local physical networkand sends out a broadcast ARP request. Host B doesnt receive thisbroadcast, but router R does. Router R understands subnets, that is, itruns the ``subnet version of the IP routing algorithm and it will be ableto see that the destination of the ARP request (from the target protocoladdress field) is on another physical network. If router Rs routingtables specify that the next hop to that other network is through adifferent physical device, it will reply to the ARP as if it were host B,saying that the network address of host B is that of the router R itself. 16
    • Proxy ARP UseHost A receives this ARP reply, puts it in hiscache and will send future IP packets for hostB to the router R. The router will forward suchpackets to the correct subnet.The result is transparent subnetting. Normalhosts (such as A and B) dont know aboutsubnetting, so they use the “old” IP routingalgorithm.The routers between subnets have to: Use the “subnet” IP algorithm. Use a modified ARP module, which can reply on behalf of other hosts. 17
    • Reverse ARP - RARPSometimes, it is also necessary to find out the IP-addressassociated with a given Ethernet address. This happenswhen a diskless machine wants to boot from a server onthe network, which is quite a common situation on localarea networks.A diskless client, however, has virtually no informationabout itself-- except for its Ethernet address! So what itbasically does is broadcast a message containing a pleafor boot servers to tell it its IP-address.Theres another protocol for this, named Reverse AddressResolution Protocol, or RARP. Along with the BOOTPprotocol, it serves to define a procedure for bootstrappingdiskless clients over the network. 18
    • Internet Control Message Protocol ICMP The Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) is a controlprotocol that is considered to be an integral part of IP, althoughit is architecturally layered upon IP - it uses IP to carry its data end-to-end. ICMP provides error reporting, congestion reporting, and first-hop router redirection. 19
    • IP and ICMP 20
    • ICMP Features ICMP uses IP as if ICMP were a higher- level protocol (that is, ICMP messages are encapsulated in IP datagrams). However, ICMP is an integral part of IP and must be implemented by every IP module. ICMP is used to report some errors, not to make IP reliable. Datagrams may still be undelivered without any report on their loss. Reliability must be implemented by the higher-level protocols that use IP. 21
    • ICMP Features ICMP can report errors on any IP datagram with the exception of ICMP messages, to avoid infinite repetitions. For fragmented IP datagrams, ICMP messages are only sent about errors on fragment zero. That is, ICMP messages never refer to an IP datagram with a non- zero fragment offset field. 22
    • ICMP Features ICMP has rules regarding error message generation to prevent broadcast storms ICMP messages are never sent in response to datagrams with a destination IP address that is a broadcast or a multicast address. ICMP messages are never sent in response to a datagram which does not have a source IP address which represents a unique host. That is, the source address cannot be zero, a loopback address, a broadcast address or a multicast address. 23
    • Error Message GenerationRules ICMP errors messages are not generated in response to an ICMP error message datagrams destined to an IP broadcast address datagrams sent as a link-layer broadcast a fragment other than the first a datagram whose source address does not define a single host 24
    • ICMP Message FormatICMP messages are described in RFC 792 and RFC 950,belong to STD 5 and are mandatory.ICMP messages are sent in IP datagrams. The IP headerwill always have a Protocol number of 1, indicating ICMPand a type of service of zero (routine). The IP data field willcontain the actual ICMP message in the format shown inthe figure below: 25
    • ICMP Message Transport ICMP encapsulated in IP But ... how can that work? ICMP messages sent in response to incoming datagrams with problems ICMP message not sent for ICMP message 26
    • Error Detection Internet layer can detect a variety of errors: Checksum (header only!) TTL expires No route to destination network Cant deliver to destination host (e.g., no ARP reply) Internet layer discards datagrams with problems Some - e.g., checksum error - cant trigger error messages 27
    • Types of Messages ICMP defines two types of messages: error and informational messages Error messages: Source quench Time exceeded Destination unreachable Redirect Fragmentation required Informational messages: Echo request/reply Address mask request/reply Router discovery 28
    • ICMP: Message Types Type Message 0 Echo reply 3 Destination unreachable 4 Source quench 5 Redirect 8 Echo request 11 Time exceeded 12 Parameter unintelligible 13 Time-stamp request 14 Time-stamp reply 15 Information request 16 Information reply 17 Address mask request 18 Address mask reply 29
    • ICMP Message TypesType Code Description Query Error Type Code Description Query Error0 0 Echo reply • 5 Redirect3 Destination unreachable: 0 Redirect for network • 0 Network unreachable • 1 Redirect for host • 1 Host unreachable • 2 Redirect for TOS and Net • 2 Protocol unreachable 3 Redirect for TOS and Host • • 3 Port unreachable • 8 0 Echo request • 4 Fragmentation needed • 9 0 Router advertisement • 5 Source route failed • 10 0 Router solicitation • 6 Destination network unknown 11 Time exceeded • 7 Destination host unknown 0 TTL equals 0 during transit • • 8 Source host isolated 1 TTL equals 0 during reassembly • 9 Destination net prohibited • 12 Parameter problem 10 Destination host prohibited • 0 IP header bad • 11 Network unreachable for TOS • 1 Required option missing • 12 Host unreachable for TOS • 13 0 Timestamp request • 13 Communication prohibited • 14 0 Timestamp reply • 14 Host precedence violation • 15 0 Information request • 15 Precedence cutoff in effect • 16 0 Information reply •4 0 Source quench • 17 0 Address mask request • 18 0 Address mask reply • 30
    • ICMP and Reachability An internet host, A, is reachable from another host, B, if datagrams can be delivered from A to B ping program tests reachability - sends datagram from B to A that A echoes back to B Uses ICMP echo request and echo reply messages Internet layer includes code to reply to incoming ICMP echo request messages 31
    • Destination UnreachableCodesCode Meaning0 Network unreachable1 Host unreachable2 Protocol unreachable3 Port unreachable4 Fragmentation need and don’t fragment bit set5 Source route failed6 Destination network unknown7 Destination host unknown8 Source host isolated9 Communication with dest net administratively prohibited10 Communication with dest host administratively prohibited11 Network unreachable for type of service12 Host unreachable for type of service 32
    • ICMP and Path MTUDiscovery Fragmentation should be avoided How can source configure outgoing datagrams to avoid fragmentation? Source determines path MTU - smallest network MTU on path from source to destination Source probes path using IP datagrams with dont fragment flag Router responds with ICMP fragmentation required message Source sends smaller probes until destination reached 33
    • Information Request/Reply: This request is intended for a diskless system to obtain its subnet mask Set source and destination addresses to 0 in the request and broadcast Server replies back with your IP address (Not used. Replaced by RARP and BOOTP) Address Mask Request/Reply: What is the subnet mask on this net? Replied by “Address mask agent” type (17 or 18) code (0) 16-bit checksum identifier (can be set to anything) sequence (can be set to anything) 32-bit subnet mask 34
    • ICMP SummaryInternet layer provides best-effort delivery serviceMay choose to report errors for some problemsICMP provides error message serviceICMP is the control sibling of IPICMP is used by IP and uses IP as network layerprotocol - Encapsulated in IP datagram - Not reliableFeedback about problems e.g. time to live expiredICMP is used for ping, traceroute, and path MTUdiscoveryTransfer of (control) messages from routers andhosts to hosts 35