arpspoof man page

arpspoof — intercept packets on a switched LAN

Synopsis

arpspoof [-i interface] [-c own|host|both] [-t target] [-r] host

Description

arpspoof redirects packets from a target host (or all hosts) on the LAN intended for another host on the LAN by forging ARP replies. This is an extremely effective way of sniffing traffic on a switch.

Kernel IP forwarding (or a userland program which accomplishes the same, e.g. fragrouter(8)) must be turned on ahead of time.

Options

-i interface
Specify the interface to use.
-c own|host|both
Specify which hardware address t use when restoring the arp configuration; while cleaning up, packets can be send with the own address as well as with the address of the host. Sending packets with a fake hw address can disrupt connectivity with certain switch/ap/bridge configurations, however it works more reliably than using the own address, which is the default way arpspoof cleans up afterwards.
-t target
Specify a particular host to ARP poison (if not specified, all hosts on the LAN). Repeat to specify multiple hosts.
-r
Poison both hosts (host and target) to capture traffic in both directions. (only valid in conjuntion with -t)
host
Specify the host you wish to intercept packets for (usually the local gateway).

See Also

dsniff(8), fragrouter(8)

Author

Dug Song <dugsong@monkey.org>

Referenced By

dsniff(8), sslsplit(1).