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Tool and Usage

arp-scan is a security tool that sends ARP packets to hosts on the local network. Any responses to the requests are displayed.

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The arp-scan utility can be used to detect hosts on the network. As it uses ARP, it only applies to IPv4, as IPv6 uses the neighbour discovery protocol (NDP).

Usage and audience

This tool is categorized as a ARP scan tool.

arp-scan is commonly used for network analysis or penetration test. Target users for this tool are pentesters and security professionals.

Author and Maintainers

Arp-scan is under development by Roy Hills.


Support operating systems

Arp-scan is known to work on Linux.

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Project details
Latest release 1.9 [2013-11-24]
Last updatedSept. 17, 2017

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