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ARPING

Section: System Manager's Manual: iputils (8)
Updated: 27 September 2002
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NAME

arping - send ARP REQUEST to a neighbour host 

SYNOPSIS

arping [ -AbDfhqUV] [ -c count] [ -w deadline] [ -s source] -I interface destination

 

DESCRIPTION

Ping destination on device interface by ARP packets,using source address source. 

OPTIONS

-A
The same as -U, but ARP REPLY packets used insteadof ARP REQUEST.
-b
Send only MAC level broadcasts. Normally arping startsfrom sending broadcast, and switch to unicast after reply received.
-c count
Stop after sending count ARP REQUESTpackets. With deadlineoption, arping waits forcount ARP REPLY packets, until the timeout expires.
-D
Duplicate address detection mode (DAD). See RFC2131, 4.4.1.Returns 0, if DAD succeeded i.e. no replies are received
-f
Finish after the first reply confirming that target is alive.
-I interface
Name of network device where to send ARP REQUEST packets. This optionis required.
-h
Print help page and exit.
-q
Quiet output. Nothing is displayed.
-s source
IP source address to use in ARP packets.If this option is absent, source address is:
*
In DAD mode (with option -D) set to 0.0.0.0.
*
In Unsolicited ARP mode (with options -U or -A)set to destination.
*
Otherwise, it is calculated from routing tables.
-U
Unsolicited ARP mode to update neighbours' ARP caches.No replies are expected.
-V
Print version of the program and exit.
-w deadline
Specify a timeout, in seconds, beforearpingexits regardless of how manypackets have been sent or received. In this casearpingdoes not stop aftercountpacket are sent, it waits either fordeadlineexpire or untilcountprobes are answered.
 

SEE ALSO

ping(8),clockdiff(8),tracepath(8). 

AUTHOR

arping was written byAlexey Kuznetsov<kuznetAATTms2.inr.ac.ru>. 

SECURITY

arping requires CAP_NET_RAWIO capabilityto be executed. It is not recommended to be used as set-uid root,because it allows user to modify ARP caches of neighbour hosts. 

AVAILABILITY

arping is part of iputils packageand the latest versions are available in source form for anonymous ftpftp://ftp.inr.ac.ru/ip-routing/iputils-current.tar.gz.


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
SEE ALSO
AUTHOR
SECURITY
AVAILABILITY

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