PARPwatch
Arpwatching for the masses...

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Welcome to the PARPwatch homepage. This software is in short a monitoring daemon for or better against arp cache poising based attacks. It is intended to be used under Microsoft Windows but should also work with Linux and other operating systems that use TCP/IP and ARP. It is easyly extendable and source is included as it is written in Python.

You find a selection of links on the left where Installation is the one you should start with. Screenshots (does that make sense with a daemon?) are also included.

Why all this...

The project was initiated by me, Lars Friedrichs, to add an event logging ARP watch daemon for windows which I could not find at that time. (The Xarp site was/is down so I could not check for this feature.) I needed this at my security classes I hold at various companies throughout Germany.

I sure am no python pro but took this as a starting point to learn python. It sure is a nice and quick language and I came up with a complete working daemon after a single day - including the python learning.

Help always appreciated...

I decided to make this a public project as I am a believer in the Open Source Movement and also believe that security software has to be Open Source to a) be taken serious and b) being even close to secure.

You are welcome to help me develop further features, mark bugs, fix bugs, ... I make use of sourceforge's infrastructure for that so you might want to take a look at the sourceforge project site.

last update: 16-07-2007