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Re: Bug#492922: ITP: arpon -- arp handler inspection

Guus Sliepen ha scritto:
> On Tue, Jul 29, 2008 at 11:27:55PM +0200, Giuseppe Iuculano wrote:
>>   Description     : arp handler inspection
> That is not a short description, that is just the expansion of the
> acronym.

Yes, this won't to be package synopsis.

> That is just ripped from the website. 

Yes, this is only a rip from upstream website.

> It is not very clear to me if this
> is a stand-alone daemon or some command-line tools or both,


> if it works
> as a real, bona-fide ARP daemon or if it is some kind of intrusion
> detection tool or vulnerability scanner.

Arpon is quite versatile, the main goal is to be an anti arp poisoning daemon,
but it can be an arp passive sniffer, arp cache manager ecc..

You can read this:

> Other interesting things to know: How does arpon relate to existing
> packages like arpalert, arping, arptables and farpd? 

Sorry, I don't understand this question, what problems could I have with arping
arpalert ecc.?

> Does it also
> handle Neighbour Discovery packets (IPv6's equivalent of ARP)?

As before, the main goal is to be an anti arp poisoning daemon, I'm not sure,
but with IPv6 this shouldn't be relevant.

Giuseppe Iuculano.

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