Farpd

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Description

This ARP daemon replies to any ARP request for a set of IP addresses with the hardware MAC address of one of the interfaces of the server after determining that no other host in the network is claiming that IP.

This enables a single host to claim all unassigned addresses on a LAN for network monitoring or simulation purposes.

Installation

$ sudo aptitude install farpd

Usage

Syntax

farpd [-d] [-i interface] [net ...]

Options

-d
Do not daemonize, and enable verbose debugging messages.
-i interface
Listen on interface. If unspecified, farpd searches the system interface list for the lowest numbered, configured ``up interface (excluding loopback).
net
The IP address or network (specified in CIDR notation) or IP address ranges to claim (e.g. "10.0.0.3", "10.0.0.0/16" or "10.0.0.5-10.0.0.15").
If unspecified, farpd will attempt to claim any IP address it sees an ARP request for.
Mutiple addresses may be specified.

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