ARPING

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
WARNING
AUTHOR
BUGS
AVAILABILITY
SEE ALSO

NAME

arping − Ping <address> on device <interface> by ARP packets, using source address <source>.

SYNOPSIS

arping [ −D ] [ −U ] [ −A ] [ −c count ] [ −w timeout ] [ −q ] [ −s source ] −I interface address

DESCRIPTION

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

OPTIONS

-c count

number of pings.

-w timeout

stop after this time.

-q

do not print any messages.

-D

duplicate address detection mode. Returns 0, if DAD suceeded i.e. no replies are received.

-U

Unsolicited ARP mode to update neighbours’ ARP caches.

-A

The same as -U , but ARP REPLY packets used instead of ARP REQUEST.

If -s option is absent, source address is:

1. In normal mode calculated from routing tables. 2. In DAD (-D) mode set to 0.0.0.0 3. In Unsilicited ARP mode (-U,-A) set to <address>

WARNING

GENERAL NOTE: all these applets, except for tracepath[6] should be excecutabel only with CAP_NET_RAWIO capability. To all that I know, they are safe to be used as setuid root.

AUTHOR

arping was written by Alexey Kuznetsov <kuznet@ms2.inr.ac.ru>

BUGS

If someone will dig out bugs, which were fixed after my versions were cloned: PLEASE, tell me!

AVAILABILITY

arping is part of the iputils-ss990107 package and is available for anonymous ftp <ftp://ftp.inr.ac.ru/ip-routing/iputils-ss990107.tar.gz>

SEE ALSO

ping(8), clockdiff(8), tracepath(8)