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ARP/RARP Packet Generator Description
Craft and send ARP or RARP packets using the NetScanTools Pro Packet Generator.
Purpose of the ARP/RARP Portion of the Packet Generator Tool
- The purpose of this tool is to
give you a way to craft an ARP or RARP packet or set of
to send to network, then observe the response
by various devices with a packet capturing tool like
or view the results of those packets attacks in the
log files on the target. ARP can be used to find
devices on a subnet even if they are hidden from
view with a firewall.
ARP/RARP Packet Generator Capabilities
- Sends ARP or RARP Packets to the
network mac address you specify. There are seven
presets: B31, B16, B8, GRP, M0, M1 and M3. There is
also a standard ARP preset (all Fs).
- Full header control for the
packet. You can specify most parameters in the
header such as hardware type, protocol type,
hardware address length, protocol length, operation,
source and destination IPv4 and MAC addresses.
- Scripting. Simple scripting
is provided so that you can send different types of
Scripted packet transmission can be used to send packets
with parameters changing according to your script.
What this tool does not do:
- This is not a packet flooding
tool. Burst rate is about 20Khz and this may vary
from computer to computer.
- This is not a bandwidth testing
tool. You are looking for a piece of dedicated hardware:
Agilent Technologies and Fluke both make these type
- This is not a traffic generator
capable of stressing a network interface.
- Do not use this tool if you have
an active virtual machine ethernet interface. This
tool works best with physical ethernet interfaces. You
are welcome to try it with your virtual machine, but
do not count on it working perfectly.
- This tool cannot send custom packets
through WAN (PPP/SLIP) interfaces like modems or
wireless cellular modems.
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