Send arp requests
\$1 -D -etarget_ip [ -etarget_ip...] interface -U -isource_ip interface
Utility arpsend sends ARP packets on device interface to detect or update neighbours' ARP caches with a given IP.
Run utility with one of the following commands:
Send broadcast ARP request to detect neighbours with target_ip. You have to specify target_ip (-e option).
Send broadcast ARP request to update neighbours' ARP caches with source_ip. You have to specify source_ip (-i option).
Number of packets to send. Default is infinity.
Interval between packets, in seconds. Default is 1 second.
Set source IP address field in ARP packet.
Set target IP address field in ARP packet. Note that you can specify -e option multiple times to detect many IP addresses in one utility call.
arpsend returns 0 upon successful execution. If something goes wrong, it returns an appropriate error code.
ARP reply was received
To send request on interface eth0 to detect any neighbour computers with IP 192.168.10.200:
arpsend -D -e 192.168.10.200 eth0
To send request on interface eth0 to update neighbours' ARP caches with IP 192.168.10.200:
arpsend -U -i 192.168.10.200 eth0
Interface you use have to be arpable and not be loopback (i.e. /sbin/ip link show interface should show neither NOARP nor LOOPBACK flags in interface parameters).
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