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ARP Sweep Local Network Discovery



Enumerate alive Hosts in local network using ARP requests.


  • belch


Module Options

To display the available options, load the module within the Metasploit console and run the commands 'show options' or 'show advanced':

msf > use auxiliary/scanner/discovery/arp_sweep
msf auxiliary(arp_sweep) > show actions
msf auxiliary(arp_sweep) > set ACTION < action-name >
msf auxiliary(arp_sweep) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf auxiliary(arp_sweep) > run 

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