rarpd — Reverse Address Resolution Protocol daemon
the Reverse Address Resolution Protocol daemon, implements the
server portion of the Reverse Address Resolution Protocol .
It responds to RARP requests providing the requested client IP address.
Rarpd can be started during boot-time initialization. To do so, set
Print debugging information.
- -f config_file
Use the specified
database instead of
Respond to requests over just this interface.
The configuration file database contains hardware address to IP address
mappings. Other than comment lines (which begin with a '#') and blank
lines, all lines are considered client entries. A client entry is of
hardware_address WHITE_SPACE ip_address
consists of (:)
hexadecimal bytes, and
consists of (.)
dot-seperated decimal bytes. For example:
# hardware addr IP addr
# ethernet clients
# 100VG clients
# FDDI clients
There must be exactly 6 hardware address bytes.
There must be exactly 4 protocol address bytes.
The following signals have the specified effect when sent to the
process using the
Causes server to read the config file and reload database.
Dumps current data base and cache to
Exit status is 1 if the command fails, and error messages
are written to stderr and/or syslog. Typically, the daemon will
continue answering requests until externally interrupted.
daemon supports only ethernet, 100VG and FDDI
daemon supports only 4 byte Internet Protocol
programs cannot be run on the same
interface at the same time.
was developed by HP.
 R. Finlayson, T. Mann, J.C. Mogul, M. Theimer, "Reverse Address
Resolution Protocol", RFC 903.