Address Resolution Protocol


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Address Resolution Protocol

A protocol whereby a computer can determine the address of a network host when certain information (namely the host's Internet layer or network layer) is known. It was designed in 1982.
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Smart Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) filtering protects users from fake requests to initiate communication and shields wireless networks (WiFi LANs) against unauthorized connections.
11i authentication and another that spots dangerous Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) replay attacks which allow hackers to capture data and network traffic mid-air.
Furthermore, on a blocked Ethernet interface, Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) times out after a default time of four hours, and no inbound or outbound traffic can be processed, including both IP and non-IP traffic such as IPX.