Arping Command Tutorial With Examples For Linux

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There are a lot of tools for network trouble shooting and debugging. Arping isone of them which only pings same network hosts. So what makes arping special is it uses network layer arp packets. This works on mac protocol. It is useful especially to find hosts those do not responds layer 3 and layer 4 ping requests.

Install

Install
Install

Help

Help is simple as the arping tool.

Help
Help

Ping Arp

We will use arping command without providing any option. We will just provide the destination host IP address.

Ping Arp
Ping Arp

Set Count

We can set ping request count with -c option. In the example we will set ping packet count to 2 .

Set Source Address

Source mac address can be set with -s option. In the example we will set aa:bb:cc:dd:ee:ff as source mac address

Find Duplicate Replies

Arping has a very beautiful security feature which will find duplicate arp addresses. We will use -d option.

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