Windows ARP Table
In windows, the ARP table contains the list of TCP/IP addresses and their related MAC addresses. The ARP table is stored in primary memory. Therefore, there is no need to perform ARP lookup to access the TCP/IP address. Each entry in an ARP table contains the IP Address, MAC address, and the TTL values that determine for how much time each entry stays in the ARP table. There are two types of entries in the ARP table:
- Dynamic ARP table entry: Refers to the ARP table entries that are created cases where the TCP/IP stacks operates the ARP lookup. This condition happens only when the MAC address are not found in the ARP table. When the MAC address of the specified IP address is found then the information related to the IP address is stored into the ARP table.
- Static ARP table entry: Provides the same functionality as the dynamic ARP table entry, but the only difference is that in static ARP table entry, the entries are added in the ARP table manually by using the ARP utility.
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