Radosław Zieliński
and 1 contributors

NAME

Net::Arping - Ping remote host by ARP packets

SYNOPSIS

  use Net::Arping;
  
  $q = Net::Arping->new();
  $result = $q->arping($host);

  if ($result) {
        print "wow... it is alive... Host MAC address is $result\n";
  }
  else {
        print "Sorry , but $host is dead...\n";
  }

  You can also specify source interface and timeout. Default timeout
is 1 second.

  $result = $q->arping(Host => $host, Interface => 'eth0', Timeout => 4);       
  if ($result) {
        print "wow... it is alive... Host MAC address is $result\n";
  }
  else {
        print "Sorry, but $host is dead on device eth0...\n";
  }

DESCRIPTION

The module contains function for testing remote host reachability by sending ARP packets.

The program must be run as root or be setuid to root.

This module uses the libnet and pcap libraries, available here: http://www.packetfactory.net/libnet/ http://www.tcpdump.org/#latest.

FUNCTIONS

Net::Arping->new();

Create a new arping object.

$q->arping($host)
$q->arping(Host => $host [, Interface => $interface, Timeout => $sec ])

Arping the remote host. Interface and Timeout parameters are optional. Default timeout is 1 second. Default device is selected by libnet_select_device function.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright (c) 2002 Oleg Prokopyev. All rights reserved. It's a free software. You can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

SEE ALSO

pcap(3), libnet(3)

AUTHOR

Oleg Prokopyev, <riiki@gu.net>

Maintained by Radoslaw Zielinski <radek@pld-linux.org>.