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Differences between arp packet transmission and ip packet transmission?

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October 30, 2007 12:50AM

an arp (address resolution protocol) comes into picture when we have the ip address of our destination but we dont know the mac address of our destination.Normally when we open a web site this is the process which takes place.IP packet transmission comes after arp when the destination mac address is obtained after arp request.so an ip packet contains both source & destination IP & mac addr.