Definitions for "Address Resolution Protocol"
Keywords:  arp, ethernet, tcp, hardware, ipv
An ethernet protocol used to translate IP network addresses into ethernet hardware addresses (also known as Media Access Control (MAC) addresses).
(ARP) The data link layer protocol used by the IP layer of routers & hosts in a TCP/IP network. It is used to determine a local hardware address of a node on a directly attached LAN, given its IP address responds with its hardware address.
A protocol used to dynamically discover the low level physical network hardware address that corresponds to the higher level protocol address for a given host. ARP is limited to physical network systems that support broadcast packets that can be heard by all hosts on the network. A protocol within the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) suite that "maps" Internet Protocol (IP) addresses to Ethernet addresses. TCP/IP requires Address Resolution Protocol for use with Ethernet.
Keywords:  resolution, see
See Address Resolution.
Keywords:  sign
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