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Address Resolution Protocol


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  • proper n. The protocol used to translate IP numbers into MAC addresses to support communication on a LAN.


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  • In AirTight's exploit, an attacker uses the GTK to impersonate the access point, and in essence convince another client - attached to the same access point and to the same BSSID - to accept a new default router destination, a well-known technique called Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) spoofing or poisoning.

    AirTight defends Wi-Fi WPA2 'vulnerability' claim

  • The interface pointer is passed again because several interfaces might share the same output driver (e.g., several identical physical channels). "gateway" is the IP address of the neighboring IP gateway on the other end of the link; if a link-level address is required, the send routine must map this address either dynamically (e.g., with the Address Resolution Protocol, ARP) or with a static lookup table.

    The KA9Q Internet Software Package by Bdale Garbee

  • This is a similar utility to ping, but uses Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) and so the result will only be for local subnet resources, either another host or a gateway.

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  • This process is known as "arping" and uses the Address Resolution Protocol, or ARP.

    Linux Journal - The Original Magazine of the Linux Community

  • In TCP / IP, ARP (Address Resolution Protocol) is used to map the IP address | IT Forums

  • There are ways to customize how OS X handles DHCP requests, and the use of Address Resolution Protocol can either be turned off or have its behavior tweaked to better agree with your router's requirements.


  • Examples of the tools used are Arpspoof, which redirects packets from a target host on the LAN to the intended host on the same LAN, by forging Address Resolution Protocol replies to the target host; SSLStrip, to hijack HTTP traffic; Ettercap, a utility for sniffing, intercepting and logging; or Wireshark, a network protocol analySer used as a packet sniffer.

    PC Advisor News

  • In today's networks, a MAC address is converted to a Layer 3 protocol address, such as an IP address, by ARP, or Address Resolution Protocol.

  • This approach works only with short packets, but could allow ARP (Address Resolution Protocol) poisoning and possibly DNS (Domain Name Service) spoofing or poisoning.

  • An attacker first captures traffic looking for an Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) request or response.

    ZDNet Asia Latest Tech News


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