Permanent arp entry not permanent?

i'm using prebuilt images on RB760iGS & newifi3-D2.
i use ip command to make static arp entry, so i can wake my pc from internet.

ip neigh replace dev br-lan lladdr XXXXXXX nud permanent

since openwrt 21, this fails.
permanent arp entry will become "REACHABLE" state after device back online, eg wake up and do a DHCP.

i temporary fixed this by using crontab reset permanent arp entries every 5 minutes.
but i'm looking for a better way.
anybody figure out why permanent arp entry no more permanent?

I use the sections network.neighbor[] and network.neighbor6[] in uci but I don't know where they are documented. They have three options interface, ipaddr and mac.


thanks, this works ostensibly for me (openwrt 21.02.3)
the entry still became "REACHABLE" after a DHCP.
btw, uci set not working, but by editing the config file /etc/config/network produces the entry...
here is the log.

root@OpenWrt:~# uci set network.@neighbor[0]=neighbor

root@OpenWrt:~# uci set network.@neighbor[0].interface='lan'
uci: Invalid argument

root@OpenWrt:~# uci set network.@neighbor[0].ipaddr=''
uci: Invalid argument

root@OpenWrt:~# uci set network.@neighbor[0].mac='11:11:11:11:11:11'
uci: Invalid argument

i wonder if this is a bug? any help?

The lines I posted are what you'll see with uci show. To add anonymous sections you need to use "add".

# uci add network neighbor
# uci set network.@neighbor[-1].interface='lan'
# uci set network.@neighbor[-1].ipaddr=''
# uci set network.@neighbor[-1].mac='11:11:11:11:11:11'
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Thans you for uci tutorial.
but as i mentioned above, perhaps i have to keep using crontab to fix the arp problem.