arpwatch - Ethernet/FDDI station activity monitor

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name arpwatch
Package version 2.1a15
Package release 1.3
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 543 B
Download size 154.84 KB
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Arpwatch maintains a database of Ethernet MAC addresses seen on the
network, with their associated IP pairs.  Alerts the system administrator
via e-mail if any change happens, such as new station/activity,
flip-flops, changed and re-used old addresses.


Package Version Architecture Repository
arpwatch_2.1a15-1.3_i386.deb 2.1a15 i386 Debian Main
arpwatch - - -


Name Value
adduser -
libc6 >= 2.14
libpcap0.8 >= 0.9.8


Type URL
Binary Package arpwatch_2.1a15-1.3_amd64.deb
Source Package arpwatch

Install Howto

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




2014-10-25 - Florian Schlichting <>
arpwatch (2.1a15-1.3) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload
* Fix buffer overflow with hostnames longer than 33 characters (patch from
Christoph Biedl). Closes: #705894, LP: #1097289
2012-05-27 - Yves-Alexis Perez <>
arpwatch (2.1a15-1.2) unstable; urgency=high
* Non-maintainer upload by the Security Team.
* Fix initgroups() adding the gid 0 group to the list. Instead of dropping
privileges it was in fact adding it. This is CVE-2012-2653. closes: #674715
* debian/rules:
- enable hardening flags.
* add LDFLAGS support.
2010-01-24 - Steve Langasek <>
arpwatch (2.1a15-1.1) unstable; urgency=high
* Non-maintainer upload.
* High-urgency upload for RC bugfix.
* Revert change in previous NMU that makes
/usr/share/arpwatch/ethercodes.dat a conffile; users who need to modify
this can use dpkg-divert instead.  Closes: #552792, #550233.
* Fix lintian errors introduced in previous upload:
- maintainer script debhelper tokens
- remove vestigial debian/cron.d.ex
* Drop dependency on debianutils, which is essential
* Fix author(s) boilerplate in debian/copyright
* Bump standards version to 3.8.3 (no changes needed)
2009-09-01 - Craig Sanders <>
arpwatch (2.1a15-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload to fix some outstanding bugs
* latest upstream release (Closes: #427867)
* converted packaging from dbs to debhelper
* applied all existing patches from old 2.1a13 package
* made an example, and copied bihourly cron script from
* added my script as an example
* deleted duplicate errs= line from bihourly (Closes: #321504)
* fixed sprintf in ec.c to zero-pad MAC addresses (Closes: #315215)
* Applied patch from Sebastian Reichelt <> to
initialise interface variable (Closes: #289426)
* updated watch file to v3 (Closes: #529097)
* applied patch from Sebastian Reichelt to display IP in subject if
hostname unknown (Closes: #288994)
* updated ethercodes.dat from latest IEEE listing (~5000 new entries)
* made /usr/share/arpwatch/ethercodes.dat a conffile so upgrades wont
silently overwrite it if the user updates it.
* installed arpwatch's *.awk scripts into /usr/lib/arpwatch and edited
massagevendor to set AWKPATH before running awk.
2008-03-25 - Petter Reinholdtsen <>
arpwatch (2.1a13-2.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload to solve release goal.
* Add LSB dependency header to init.d scripts (Closes: #460248).
2004-09-15 - KELEMEN P├ęter <>
arpwatch (2.1a13-2) unstable; urgency=high
* [Daniel Hermann] Post-install fixes. (Closes: #271134)

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