Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 852417
RFE: replace arping with external package with more options
Last modified: 2016-10-06 08:08:55 EDT
== arping from iputils ===
Usage: arping [-fqbDUAV] [-c count] [-w timeout] [-I device] [-s source] destination
-f : quit on first reply
-q : be quiet
-b : keep broadcasting, don't go unicast
-D : duplicate address detection mode
-U : Unsolicited ARP mode, update your neighbours
-A : ARP answer mode, update your neighbours
-V : print version and exit
-c count : how many packets to send
-w timeout : how long to wait for a reply
-I device : which ethernet device to use (eth0)
-s source : source ip address
destination : ask for what ip address
== end ==
== external arping package ==
ARPing 2.12, by Thomas Habets <email@example.com>
usage: arping [ -0aAbdDeFpqrRuv ] [ -w <us> ] [ -S <host/ip> ]
[ -T <host/ip ] [ -s <MAC> ] [ -t <MAC> ] [ -c <count> ]
[ -i <interface> ] <host/ip/MAC | -B>
-0 Use this option to ping with source IP address 0.0.0.0. Use this
when you haven't configured your interface yet. Note that this
may get the MAC-ping unanswered. This is an alias for -S
-a Audiable ping.
-A Only count addresses matching requested address (This *WILL*
break most things you do. Only useful if you are arpinging many
hosts at once. See arping-scan-net.sh for an example).
-b Like -0 but source broadcast source address (255.255.255.255).
Note that this may get the arping unanswered since it's not nor-
mal behavior for a host.
-B Use instead of host if you want to address 255.255.255.255.
Only send count requests.
-d Find duplicate replies. Exit with 1 if there are answers from
two different MAC addresses.
-D Display answers as exclamation points and missing packets as dots.
-e Like -a but beep when there is no reply.
-F Don't try to be smart about the interface name. (even if this
switch is not given, -i overrides smartness)
-h Displays a help message and exits.
Use the specified interface.
-q Does not display messages, except error messages.
-r Raw output: only the MAC/IP address is displayed for each reply.
-R Raw output: Like -r but shows "the other one", can be combined
-s MAC Set source MAC address. You may need to use -p with this.
-S IP Like -b and -0 but with set source address. Note that this may
get the arping unanswered if the target does not have routing to
the IP. If you don't own the IP you are using, you may need to
turn on promiscious mode on the interface (with -p). With this
switch you can find out what IP-address a host has without tak-
ing an IP-address yourself.
-t MAC Set target MAC address to use when pinging IP address.
-T IP Use -T as target address when pinging MACs that won't respond to
a broadcast ping but perhaps to a directed broadcast.
To check the address of MAC-A, use knowledge of MAC-B and IP-B.
$ arping -S <IP-B> -s <MAC-B> -p <MAC-A>
-p Turn on promiscious mode on interface, use this if you don't
"own" the MAC address you are using.
-u Show index=received/sent instead of just index=received when
-v Verbose output. Use twice for more messages.
-w Time to wait between pings, in microseconds.
Report bugs to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Arping home page: <http://www.habets.pp.se/synscan/>
Development repo: http://github.com/ThomasHabets/arping
== end ==
Sorry, just 'more options' will not do.
The arping from iputils can't do arping to MAC address, only to known IP address.