Always Networks Blog - General Networking

What is ARP?

Thu 20 August 2015

A number of times in the last few weeks I have been asked by a number of people:

What is ARP?

There is the simple answer - which is simply a definition:

Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) is a mechanism to resolve IP addresses into MAC addresses.

However...that doesn't really explain a lot. It probably doesn't explain anything you didn't already know. To really understand ARP …

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