How To Install arptables on Debian 10

In this tutorial we learn how to install arptables on Debian 10. arptables is ARP table administration

Introduction

In this tutorial we learn how to install arptables on Debian 10.

What is arptables

Arptables is used to set up, maintain, and inspect the tables of ARP rules in the Linux kernel. It is analogous to iptables, but operates at the ARP layer rather than the IP layer.

There are three ways to install arptables on Debian 10. We can use apt-get, apt and aptitude. In the following sections we will describe each method. You can choose one of them.

Install arptables Using apt-get

Update apt database with apt-get using the following command.

sudo apt-get update

After updating apt database, We can install arptables using apt-get by running the following command:

sudo apt-get -y install arptables

Install arptables Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

After updating apt database, We can install arptables using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install arptables

Install arptables Using aptitude

If you want to follow this method, you might need to install aptitude first since aptitude is usually not installed by default on Debian. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

After updating apt database, We can install arptables using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install arptables

How To Uninstall arptables on Debian 10

To uninstall only the arptables package we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get remove arptables

Uninstall arptables And Its Dependencies

To uninstall arptables and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Debian 10, we can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove arptables

Remove arptables Configurations and Data

To remove arptables configuration and data from Debian 10 we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y purge arptables

Remove arptables configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

We can use the following command to remove arptables configurations, data and all of its dependencies, we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge arptables

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Summary

In this tutorial we learn how to install arptables on Debian 10 using different package management tools like apt, apt-get and aptitude.