Arping

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Description

Arping is part of the iputils package. It pings a destination by sending ARP REQUEST packets to a neighbour host, using a given source address.

Installation

$ sudo apt-get install arping
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Warning
This method will uninstall network-manager(-kde). You will have to manually reinstall necessary packages.

Then optionally create a symbolic link to your /pentest/ directory:

$ mkdir -p /pentest/misc/arping/
$ ln -s /usr/bin/arping /pentest/misc/arping/arping

Usage

Basic syntax

$ arping [-fqbDUAV] [-c count] [-w timeout] [-I device] [-s source] destination

Options

-f
quit on first reply
-q
be quiet
-b
keep broadcasting, don't go unicast
-D
duplicate address detection mode
-U
Unsolicited ARP mode, update your neighbours
-A
ARP answer mode, update your neighbours
-V
print version and exit
-c <count>
how many packets to send
-w <timeout>
how long to wait for a reply
-I <device>
which ethernet device to use (eth0)
-s <source>
source ip address

Example

Host 192.168.100.1 is alive:

$ arping -f -c 1 -I wlan0 192.168.100.1
ARPING 192.168.100.1 from 192.168.100.18 wlan0
Unicast reply from 192.168.100.1 [00:50:8B:**:**:**]  3.360ms
Sent 1 probes (1 broadcast(s))
Received 1 response(s)

Host 192.168.100.2 isn't alive:

$ arping -f -c 1 -I wlan0 192.168.100.2
ARPING 192.168.100.2 from 192.168.100.18 wlan0
Sent 1 probes (1 broadcast(s))
Received 0 response(s)

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