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Cisco Bug: CSCvs62003 - In Polaris COPP, ARP traffic should use "system-cpp-police-data"

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Jan 24, 2020

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  • Cisco IOS

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In the COPP Policy present in Polaris, we have a class specifically for ARP traffic.
Switch#sh platform software qos copp class-info
ACL representable classmap filters are displayed:
class-map match-any system-cpp-police-data
   description ICMP_GEN and BROADCAST
   match access-group name system-cpp-mac-match-police-data
    mac access-list extended system-cpp-mac-match-police-data
      permit any host FFFF.FFFF.FFFF
      permit any any arp arp-reply
      permit any any arp arp-request
                This shows that any Broadcast or ARP packet should go to the "system-cpp-police-data" class.
                However, it always falls in the "system-cpp-police-forus" class :            
The ARP Traffic should go to the "system-cpp-police-data" class instead of the "system-cpp-police-forus" class.
This causes issues when there's an ARP poisoning happening, then all control traffic / traffic being punted to the CPU (which takes the "system-cpp-police-forus") will also be dropped.

When there's lot of ARP traffic being sent to the Switch (ARP poisoning).
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