arpalert - monitor ARP changes in ethernet networks

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name arpalert
Package version 2.0.11
Package release 7.1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 1.72 KB
Download size 506.91 KB
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The arpalert daemon listens on a network interface (without using
'promiscuous' mode) and catches all conversations of MAC address to IP
It then compares the mac addresses it detected with a pre-configured list of
authorized MAC addresses. If the MAC is not in list, arpalert launches a
pre-defined user script with the MAC address and IP address as parameters.
If you need to use a list of authorized MAC addresses, this package should
suit your needs, otherwise arpwatch may be also fine.


Package Version Architecture Repository
arpalert_2.0.11-7.1_i386.deb 2.0.11 i386 Debian Main
arpalert - - -


Name Value
adduser -
libc6 >= 2.4
libpcap0.8 >= 0.9.8


Type URL
Binary Package arpalert_2.0.11-7.1_amd64.deb
Source Package arpalert

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install arpalert deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install arpalert




2011-09-27 - Moritz Muehlenhoff <>
arpalert (2.0.11-7.1) unstable; urgency=low
* QA upload
* Fix build with hardening flags (Closes: #643352)
2011-09-17 - Bernhard R. Link <>
arpalert (2.0.11-7) unstable; urgency=low
* QA upload
* modernize debian/rules:
- use dpkg-buildflags
- add build-arch, build-indep
- dh_clean -k -> dh_prep
* bump Standards-Version
* fix some spelling errors found by lintian
* shorten the long description to be a description
2011-06-10 - Moritz Muehlenhoff <>
arpalert (2.0.11-6) unstable; urgency=low
* QA upload, set maintainer to Debian QA group
* Switch to source format 3
2010-03-09 - Jan Wagner <>
arpalert (2.0.11-5) unstable; urgency=low
* Add "Copyright" to all copyrights in debian/copyright
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.8.4, no changes needed
* Migrate target binary-arch and clean from debian/rules to dh7
* Migrate Vcs-Fields over to
* Add 1.0 to debian/source/format
* Add ${misc:Depends} to dependencies
2008-07-20 - Jan Wagner <>
arpalert (2.0.11-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Updating standards version to 3.8.0, no changes needed
* implement machine-interpretable copyright file
2008-04-14 - Jan Wagner <>
arpalert (2.0.11-2) unstable; urgency=low
* adjust package copyright to actual year
* remove trailing whitespaces
* fix typo in initscript
* add conditional deluser and delgroup in postrm
2008-03-31 - Jan Wagner <>
arpalert (2.0.11-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
* removed integrated and
02_manpage_fix_pidfile.dpatch from patchset
* removed dpatch infrastructur for now
* removed trailing whitespaces from changelog and rules
2008-01-03 - Jan Wagner <>
arpalert (2.0.9-2) unstable; urgency=low
* added Vcs- fields, moved Homepage into source header's field
* bump standards version to 3.7.3
* implement STARTUP value in default to disable starting daemon (Closes:
2007-11-17 - Jan Wagner <>
arpalert (2.0.9-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
2007-11-07 - Jan Wagner <>
arpalert (2.0.8-2) unstable; urgency=low
* fix watch file (Closes: #449898)

See Also

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