dig an interface for arp responses
arpdig utility is used to send a bunch of ARP whohas
requests for a given address block or list and collect and show ARP responses
The following options are available:
- Disable nameserver lookups for IP addresses responded.
- Be less verbose; show nothing but ARP responses and/or
- Send ARP whohas requests from given IP address.
- Send ARP whohas requests via given interface instead of auto-determined
- Probe list of IP addresses specified instead of whole netblock.
- Using together with
-p flag, instructs
arpdig to read IP address list from
file and prepend it to the list specified on the
arpdig determines the
interface to send ARP requests by asking the kernel for a route to the
netblock. A warning will be emitted if no such route can be obtained.
-F flag is given,
arpdig uses the first IP address inside the probed
block on selected interface. If no such address exists, 0.0.0.0 will be
for sending ARP requests and for listening to ARP responses.
Late ARP responses may be missed.
Probe mode should be rewritten to use
-F with argument 0 acts as there is
-F flag instead of asking from 0.0.0.0
arpdig birth was inspired by
arping utility written by Thomas Habets
arpdig was written by Dmitry Morozovsky