LKBEN11126: What is ARP?


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LKB | Created: 02/04/2020 | Version: 1 | Language: EN | Rating: 0 | Outdated: False | Marked for deletion: False

Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG

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Symptom

You need information about ARP.

Cause

You want to know what ARP stands for.

Solution

ARP stands for Address Resolution Protocol.

ARP is used for finding a host's hardware link layer address when only the IP or other network layer address is known. ARP is widely used. It is not an IP-only or Ethernet-only protocol. ARP is primarily used to translate IP addresses to Ethernet MAC addresses. It is also used for IP over other LAN technologies (e.g. Token Ring or IP over ATM).

About the Author

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux in different European countries and different European languages. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform where he is one of the most important contributors and the main developer.

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