arpfetch - obtain ethernet/ip address pairings via snmp
arpfetch host cname
arpfetch gets pairings between ip addresses and the ethernet address of
the corresponding network card. These pairings are retrieved from other
network entities, like routers, by the SNMP protocol using snmpwalk(1).
Mostly, this program is an agent that is used to get data for
arpsnmp(8). This fetching of address mappings can be further automated
by use of bihourly(8).
Both command arguments must be present for proper operation. The host
argument is the hostname of the network entity being queried and the
cname argument is the SNMP community name of the network entity.
The information is presented on stdout in a format compatible with
arpsnmp(8) and arpwatch(8).
Further information about SNMP can be found in snmpcmd(1) and
arpsnmp(8), arpwatch(8), bihourly(8), snmpwalk(1), snmpcmd(1),
Please send bug reports to email@example.com.
Craig Leres of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Network
Research Group, University of California, Berkeley, CA.
The current version is available via anonymous ftp:
This manual page was contributed by Hugo Graumann.