On a normal data exchange of the address resolution protocol (ARP), which steps of the exchange are affected by the ARP Poisoning attack?
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In a normal exchange the machine looking for a MAC address will ask the network with a "Who Has 192.168.1.5" request and the machine that has that ip address will reply with it's MAC address "192.168.1.5 is at AA:AA:AA:AA:AA:AA" both machines will store the MAC address in their ARP cache for use later
In an ARP poisoning attack the attacker is sending "192.168.1.5 is at BB:BB:BB:BB:BB:BB" to the router and "192.168.1.1 is at BB:BB:BB:BB:BB:BB" to the victim. These are sent without a "Who Has" request and the victims will store them in their ARP cache for use later.
Here's a link to how arp spoofing works http://www.irongeek.com/i.php?page=security/arpspoof