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RARPD(8)			   BSD 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
     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 syslog(3).

OPTIONS
     -a      Listen on all the Ethernets attached to the system.  If '-a' is omitted, an inter-
	     face 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.

BSD					 October 17, 2002				      BSD
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