Then how do I get data from one segment to the other w/o using a router and yet at the same time keeping 'arp' happy ?
You don't. That's what a router does. If you want to move data between two different networks you either need a router, or you need to cheat (like you currently are) and just ignore the arp messages.
You can just turn on forwarding on the BSD machine with the two NICs and it will act as a router for you.
-- Bill Moran
Thanks again for all the time for explanations.
Since everything works fine the way it is (with the arp mesgs I can turn off with systcl and hence solve that) would there be any benefit for turning on forwarding
or just leaving things as they are?
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