Arping is an ARP level ping utility. It's good for finding out if an IP is taken before you have routing to that subnet. It can also ping MAC addresses directly.
|Operating Systems||POSIX BSD FreeBSD OpenBSD Linux Solaris Mac OS X Unix|
Release Notes: This release prints "Timeout" when pings time out, fixes a bug with -w for fractions of seconds, works around a bug in libpcap on Solaris, and implements gratuitous ARP (-U).
Release Notes: This release fixes a timing issue on BSD and adds a statistics line with min/avg/max/std-dev.
Release Notes: This release fixes a null pointer dereference introduced in version 2.10.
Release Notes: This release adds much improved and portable interface autodetection. It replaces gettimeofday() with clock_gettime() where available. It has been changed back from poll() to select() to work around a bug in Mac OS X.
Release Notes: This release adds a -D option that show dots and exclamation marks. Old Arping 1.x code has been removed. The autoconf build system is used. The Solaris timing system has been fixed. Solaris auto-find outgoing interface has been added. This release will beep when there is no reply.