reverse ARP daemon
rarpd services Reverse ARP requests on the
Ethernet connected to the specified interfaces. Upon receiving a request,
rarpd maps the target hardware address to an IP
address via its name, which must be present in both the
databases. If a host does not exist in both databases, the translation
cannot proceed and a reply will not be sent.
In normal operation,
rarpd forks a copy of
itself and runs in the background. Anomalies and errors are reported via
The options are as follows:
- Listen on all the Ethernets attached to the system. If
-ais omitted, a list of interfaces must be specified.
- Run in debug mode, with all the output to stderr. This option implies the
- Run in the foreground.
- Log all requests to syslog(3).
- Only honour a request if the server (the host that
rarpdis running on) can "boot" the target; that is, if a file or directory called /tftpboot/ipaddr exists, where ipaddr is the target IP address expressed in uppercase hexadecimal (only the first 8 characters of filenames are checked).
- Ethernet host name database.
- Host name database.
R. Finlayson, T. Mann, J. Mogul, and M. Theimer, A Reverse Address Resolution Protocol, RFC 903, June 1984.
Craig Leres <email@example.com> and Steven McCanne <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, CA.