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.
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.
Supported operating systems
Arp-scan is known to work on Linux.
Similar tools to arp-scan:
arping is a tool for the discovery of hosts on a computer network using the Address Resolution Protocol (ARP).
Addrwatch is a tool similar to arpwatch to monitor IPv4/IPv6 and ethernet address pairing.
ArpON is a host-based tool to improve the security of the Address Resolution Protocol (ARP).