arpalert - A monitor ethernet networks

Distribution: ROSA Enterprise Desktop
Repository: ROSA Contrib Updates x86_64
Package name: arpalert
Package version: 2.0.11
Package release: 1-rosa.lts2012.0
Package architecture: x86_64
Package type: rpm
Installed size: 1.63 MB
Download size: 387.67 KB
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This software is used for monitoring ethernet networks. It listens on a network interface (without using 'promiscuous' mode) and catches all conversations of MAC address to IP request. 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. This software can run in daemon mode; it's very fast (low CPU and memory consumption). It responds at signal SIGHUP (configuration reload) and at signals SIGTERM, SIGINT, SIGQUIT and SIGABRT (arpalert stops itself).



  • arpalert == 2.0.11-1:2012.0

    Install Howto

    1. Enable ROSA Contrib Updates repository on Install and Remove Software"
    2. Update packages list:
      # urpmi.update -a
    3. Install arpalert rpm package:
      # urpmi arpalert


    • /etc/arpalert/arpalert.conf
    • /etc/arpalert/maclist.allow
    • /etc/arpalert/maclist.deny
    • /etc/arpalert/oui.txt
    • /etc/rc.d/init.d/arpalert
    • /usr/sbin/arpalert
    • /usr/share/doc/arpalert/CHANGES
    • /usr/share/doc/arpalert/COPYING
    • /usr/share/doc/arpalert/README
    • /usr/share/man/man8/arpalert.8.xz
    • /var/lib/arpalert
    • /var/log/arpalert
    • /var/run/arpalert


    2010-02-14 - Sandro Cazzaniga <> 2.0.11-1mdv2010.1 + Revision: 505945 - del patch, rename - update to 2.0.11

    2009-10-04 - Oden Eriksson <> 2.0.9-5mdv2010.0 + Revision: 453535 - fix build - rebuild + Thierry Vignaud <> - rebuild