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1 This is a forked version of the original arpwatch licensed under the BSD
2 license (afaik).
3 I think it's okay that I release it with my changes under GPL.
5 If you have suggestions or patches, please use freshmeat.net to locate the
6 project and then use "contact developer". Only there a recent and working
7 email address is published.
8 DO NOT PUBLISH MY EMAIL ADDRESS ANYWHERE - IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
10 Thank you.
14 Original README following
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18 ARPWATCH 2.1
19 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
20 Network Research Group
24 This directory contains source code for arpwatch and arpsnmp, tools
25 that monitors ethernet or fddi activity and maintain a database of
26 ethernet/ip address pairings. It also reports certain changes via
29 Arpwatch uses libpcap, a system-independent interface for user-level
30 packet capture. Before building arpwatch, you must first retrieve and
31 build libpcap, also from LBL, in:
35 Once libpcap is built (either install it or make sure arpwatch and
36 libpcap share the same parent directory), you can build arpwatch using
37 the procedure in the INSTALL file.
39 Arpsnmp has the same database features of arpwatch but relies on an
40 external agent to collect the arp data. This distribution contains a
41 script, arpfetch, that uses snmpwalk from the CMU SNMP package. This
42 package is available from:
46 It should be trivial to adapt the output of any snmp query program
47 for use with arpsnmp.
49 The ethernet vendor codes in ethercodes.dat is only current at the
50 time the last arpwatch release was assembled. The data it contains
51 come from the IEEE's website:
55 This is the IEEE's public Organizationally Unique Identifier (OUI)
56 listing. If you run across an OUI that isn't in ethercodes.dat (or
57 find any other deficiency) get a new copy from the IEEE website.
59 Under FreeBSD you can do this using use fetch(1). Next convert the
60 file to ethercodes.dat format using the massagevendor script.
62 If you still have a problem with ethercodes.dat, contact the IEEE
63 website (after all, they're the ones who assign OUIs...)
65 Please send bugs and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.