Address Resolution Protocol (ARP)

Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) is a method determining a host’s Ethernet address from its Internet address. The network receives the ARP request, and then names the IP address. Next, the machine at this address returns its physical address so the information can be sent to it. If supported by all hosts, Internet addresses can be independent of Ethernet addresses.

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Commonly used in networkable DVRs and IP Cameras. Both of which use static or DHCP IP addresses to be able to connect to a network and to be accessible via the internet. Part of this is to allow remote access to users to view live or recorded images for cameras connected to the DVR or accessing an IP Camera directly.

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