RARPD(8)                NetBSD System Manager's Manual                RARPD(8)

NAME
     rarpd -- Reverse ARP Daemon

SYNOPSIS
     rarpd [-adfl] [interface [...]]

DESCRIPTION
     rarpd services Reverse ARP requests on the Ethernet connected to
     interface.  Upon receiving a request, rarpd maps the target hardware
     address to an IP address via its name, which must be present in both the
     ethers(5) and hosts(5) databases.  If a host does not exist in both data-
     bases the translation cannot proceed and a reply will not be sent.

     In normal operation, rarpd forks a copy of itself and runs in the back-
     ground.  Anomalies and errors are reported via syslog(3).

OPTIONS
     -a      Listen on all the Ethernets attached to the system.  If `-a' is
             omitted, an interface must be specified.

     -d      Run in debug mode, with all the output to stderr.  This option
             implies the -f option.

     -f      Run in the foreground.

     -l      Log all requests to syslog.

FILES
     /etc/ethers
     /etc/hosts

SEE ALSO
     bpf(4)

     Finlayson, R., Mann, T., Mogul, J.C., and Theimer, M., A Reverse Address
     Resolution Protocol, RFC 903.

AUTHORS
     Craig Leres (leres@ee.lbl.gov) and Steven McCanne (mccanne@ee.lbl.gov).
     Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, CA.

NetBSD 7.0                     October 17, 2002                     NetBSD 7.0

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