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Re: arpwatch patch [was: Re: Firewall Public IP's?]

On Sat, Apr 13, 2002 at 12:46:00PM -0700, Blars Blarson wrote:
> In article <20020413111036.GA22585@wohnheim.fh-wedel.de> 
> apb@wohnheim.fh-wedel.de writes:
> >Nice. I have been thinking about fiddling with arpwatch for quite a
> >while now, too. I'd like to extend it so that it runs an external
> >script with MAC and IP address as parameter, and include the output
> >with the mail, in my case to track down the port of the
> >(snmp-manageable) switch.
> The -s option works for me.  (I put in a wishlist bug then closed it
> after looking closer at -s)  Currently, all I'm doing is filtering out
> the arpwatch messages about the proxy arps, but I do plan on interfacing
> it with my existing application which pings my subnets and queries my
> switches to find out what addresses are being used on which ports.

After my mail I checked on the bugreports and started chewing on the
code, and I can already call an external script. I think having an
explicit way to call a script is a saner way than replacing sendmail
with something smarter.
But maybe one can include an option to suppress the whole message if
the external script returns something != 0 - how would you like

Ciao, Arne.
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