farpd (0.2-11) arpd.8


 arpd.8 |   31 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++---
 1 file changed, 28 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

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--- farpd-0.2.orig/arpd.8
+++ farpd-0.2/arpd.8
@@ -4,10 +4,10 @@
 .Dd August 4, 2001
 .Dt ARPD 8
-.Nm arpd
+.Nm farpd
 .Nd ARP reply daemon
-.Nm arpd
+.Nm farpd
 .Op Fl d
 .Op Fl i Ar interface
 .Op Ar net ...
@@ -31,6 +31,11 @@
 exits on an interrupt or termination signal.
+Note: The program name
+has been changed in Debian GNU/Linux from the original name
+(\fBarpd\fR) to avoid name clash with other ARP daemons.
 The options are as follows:
 .Bl -tag -width Ds
 .It Fl d
@@ -52,11 +57,31 @@
 .Bl -tag -width /var/run/arpd.pid
-.It Pa /var/run/arpd.pid
+.It Pa /var/run/farpd.pid
 .Xr pcapd 8 ,
 .Xr synackd 8
+will respond too slowly to ARP requests for some applications. In 
+order to ensure that it does not claim existing IP addresses it will send two
+ARP request and wait for a reply. This slowness affects the \fBnmap\fR network
+scanning tool, and possibly others, which uses by default ARP when scanning
+local networks. The answers from 
+will come after the tool has timeout waiting for the ARP replies and,
+consequently, IP addresses claimed by 
+will not be discovered.
+sends the ARP replies to the broadcast address of the network and not to the
+host that send the ARP request. Some systems and applications (notably
+\fBnmap\fR) will not handled these requests and expect directed ARP replies
+(i.e. targeted specifically to the host that sent the request and not to the
 Dug Song
 .Aq dugsong@monkey.org ,