What is the status of ARPWATCH package?

  • I've been reading some of the comments on arpwatch and was wondering if there is an active maintainer for the arpwatch package? (or has it been abandoned?)

    Any sense in filing bug reports? Is it likely to be fixed.

    Unlike some of the other users, it seems to be "doing it's job" - database seems good and the new station reports seem to be good as well. In my case I seem to beg getting reports like this:

    Subject: router - Arpwatch Notification : Cron root@domain /root/bin/cronjob
    X-Cron-Env: <SHELL=/bin/sh>
    X-Cron-Env: <PATH=/etc:/bin:/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin>
    X-Cron-Env: <HOME=/root>
    X-Cron-Env: <LOGNAME=root>
    X-Cron-Env: <USER=root>

    cronjob is a custom web site monitor written in python. It runs every 5 minutes, but I only get a handful of these messages/day. Any ideas how I figure out what is going on?

    Is arpwatch compiled or is it writen in some type of scripting language like perl/python/sh etc. If so where can I find the source?

    Any input would be much appreciated.

  • I’m getting the same report, except every time the Cron job runs.