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       arping - send ARP REQUEST to a neighbour host


       arping  [-AbDfhqUV]  [-c  count] [-w deadline] [-s source] -I interface


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


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

       -b     Send only MAC level  broadcasts.  Normally  arping  starts  from
              sending broadcast, and switch to unicast after reply received.

       -c count
              Stop  after  sending  count  ARP  REQUEST packets. With deadline
              option, arping waits for count  ARP  REPLY  packets,  until  the
              timeout expires.

       -D     Duplicate  address  detection  mode  (DAD).  See RFC2131, 4.4.1.
              Returns 0, if DAD succeeded i.e. no replies are received

       -f     Finish after the first reply confirming that target is alive.

       -I interface
              Name of network device where to send ARP REQUEST  packets.  This
              option is required.

       -h     Print help page and exit.

       -q     Quiet output. Nothing is displayed.

       -s source
              IP  source  address  to  use  in ARP packets.  If this option is
              absent, source address is:

              o In DAD mode (with option -D) set to

              o In Unsolicited ARP  mode  (with  options  -U  or  -A)  set  to

              o Otherwise, it is calculated from routing tables.

       -U     Unsolicited  ARP  mode  to  update  neighbours'  ARP caches.  No
              replies are expected.

       -V     Print version of the program and exit.

       -w deadline
              Specify a timeout, in seconds, before arping exits regardless of
              how many packets have been sent or received. In this case arping
              does not stop after count packet are sent, it waits  either  for
              deadline expire or until count probes are answered.


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


       arping  was  written by Alexey Kuznetsov <>.  It is
       now maintained by YOSHIFUJI Hideaki <>.


       arping requires CAP_NET_RAWIO capability to  be  executed.  It  is  not
       recommended  to  be  used  as  set-uid  root, because it allows user to
       modify ARP caches of neighbour hosts.


       arping  is  part  of  iputils  package  and  the  latest  versions  are
       available  in  source  form  at