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Re: Suggested patch (no ARP ping on localnet with -P0)
From: Martin Mačok <martin.macok () underground cz>
Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2006 11:33:03 +0100

On Wed, Jan 25, 2006 at 10:16:00AM +0100, Carl-Johan Bostorp wrote:

I came across a situation where I didn't want nmap to even do ARP ping
on the localnet

Could you clarify the reason?

If Nmap does not send and ARP then the OS will do it instead
automagically ... because you can't send a packet through ethernet
without knowing the target's MAC address unless you do a broadcast (am
I wrong?). Or do you populate your local ARP table manually or so?

Martin Mačok
ICT Security Consultant


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