arp-scan

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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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Introduction

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

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

Author and Maintainers

Arp-scan is under development by Roy Hills.

Installation

Supported operating systems

Arp-scan is known to work on Linux.

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Project details
Latest release 1.9 [2013-11-24]

Project health

52
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Links

GitHub iconarp-scan GitHub page

Categories

This tool is categorized as a ARP scan tool.

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