rarp - manipulate the system RARP table
rarp [-V? [--version? [-h? [--help?
rarp [-v? -d hostname ...
rarp [-v? [-t type? -s hostname hw_addr
This program is obsolete. From version 2.3, the Linux kernel
no longer contains RARP support. For a replacement RARP
Rarp manipulates the kernel's RARP table in various
ways. The primary options are clearing an address mapping
entry and manually setting up one. For debugging purposes,
the rarp program also allows a complete dump of the
Display the version of RARP in use.
Tell the user what is going on by being
When setting or reading the RARP table, this optional
parameter tells rarp which class of entries it should
check for. The default value of this parameter is
ether (i.e. hardware code 0x01 for IEEE
802.3 10Mbps Ethernet . Other values might include
network technologies such as AX.25 (ax25) and
Lists the entries in the RARP table.
Remove all RARP entries for the specified host.
-s hostname hw_addr
--set hostname hw_addr
Create a RARP address mapping entry for host hostname
with hardware address set to hw_addr class, but for
most classes one can assume that the usual presentation can
be used. For the Ethernet class, this is 6 bytes in
hexadecimal, separated by colons.
Some systems (notably older Suns) assume that the host
replying to a RARP query can also provide other remote boot
services. Therefore never gratuitously add rarp entries
unless you wish to meet the wrath of the network
arp(8), route(8), ifconfig(8), netstat(8)
Ross D. Martin,
Fred N. van Kempen,