Reverse ARP ⇝

Reverse Address Resolution Protocol

<networking, protocol> (RARP) A protocol defined in RFC 903 which provides the reverse function of ARP. RARP maps a hardware address (MAC address) to an IP address. It is used primarily by diskless nodes, when they first initialise, to find their IP address.

See also BOOTP.

Last updated: 1994-12-08

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