arptables-save — dump arptables rules to stdout (nft-based)


arptables-save [-M modprobe] [-c]

arptables-save [-V]


arptables-save is used to dump the contents of an ARP Table in easily parseable format to STDOUT. Use I/O-redirection provided by your shell to write to a file.

-M, --modprobe modprobe_program

Specify the path to the modprobe program. By default, arptables-save will inspect /proc/sys/kernel/modprobe to determine the executable's path.

-c, --counters

Include the current values of all packet and byte counters in the output.

-V, --version

Print version information and exit.


Jesper Dangaard Brouer <>

See Also

arptables-restore(8), arptables(8)


March 2019