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       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


       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.