Python C extension to query the Kernel ARP cache for the MAC address of a given IP address.
arpreq module exposes a single function
arpreq, that will
resolve a given IPv4 address into a MAC address.
An IP address can only be resolved to a MAC address if it is on the same subnet as your machine.
Let's assume your current machine has the address
another machine with the address
192.168.1.1 is on the same subnet:
>>> import arpreq >>> arpreq.arpreq('192.168.1.1') '00:11:22:33:44:55'
If a IP address can not be resolved to an MAC address, None is returned.
>>> arpreq.arpreq('184.108.40.206') is None True
IP addresses may be also be specified as int or rich IP address data type
of the common
>>> arpreq.arpreq(0x7F000001) '00:00:00:00:00:00' >>> import netaddr >>> arpreq.arpreq(netaddr.IPAddress('127.0.0.1')) '00:00:00:00:00:00' >>> import ipaddr # on Python 2 >>> arpreq.arpreq(ipaddr.IPv4Address('127.0.0.1')) '00:00:00:00:00:00' >>> import ipaddress >>> arpreq.arpreq(ipaddress.IPv4Address(u'127.0.0.1')) '00:00:00:00:00:00'
This extension has only been tested on Linux, it should however work on
any platform that supports the
SIOCGARP ioctl, which is virtually
every BSD, Linux and Mac OS.
- Support point-to-point veth pairs (See #6)
- Accept unicode objects on Python 2 and bytes objects on Python 3 (See #5)
- Some test improvements
- Don't use private _PyErr_ChainExceptions (breaks on Debian Jessie)
- Use PEP 489 multi-phase extension module initialization on Python 3.5+
- Close socket if module initialization failed
- Code cleanup
- Fix memset overflow
- Provide Python wheels
- Support int and rich IP address objects as IP address arguments
- Release the GIL during arpreq
- Add units tests
- Rework MAC string creation
- Restructure module initialization
- Initial release