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na_arp - address resolution display and control
arp [-n] hostname
arp [-n] -a
arp -d hostname
arp -s hostname ether_address [ temp ] [ pub ]
The arp command displays and modifies the tables that the
address resolution protocol uses to translate between
Internet and Ethernet addresses.
With no flags, arp displays the current ARP entry for
hostname. The host may be specified by name or by number,
using Internet dot notation.
- Displays all of the current ARP entries.
- Deletes an entry for the host called hostname.
- IP addresses are displayed instead of hostnames.
If the words following -s include the keyword pub,
the entry will be "published"; i.e., this system
will act as an ARP server, responding to requests
for hostname even though the host address is not
- Creates an ARP entry for the host called hostname
with the Ethernet address ether_address. The Ethernet
address is given as six hex bytes separated
by colons. The entry not will be permanent if the
words following -s includes the keyword temp. Temporary
entries that consist of a complete Internet
address and a matching Ethernet address are flushed
from the arp table if they haven't been referenced
in the past 20 minutes. A permanent entry is not
In takeover mode, each filer in a cluster maintains its
own ARP table. You can make changes to the ARP table on
the live filer, or your can make changes to the ARP table
on the failed filer using the arp command in partner mode.
However, the changes you make in partner mode are lost
after a giveback.
When run from a vfiler context, (e.g. via the vfiler run
command), arp operates on the concerned vfiler. As currently
all vfilers in an ipspace share an arp table, arp
operates on the arp table of the concerned vfiler's
na_ifconfig(1), na_partner(1), na_ipspace(1),
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