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massagevendor - convert the ethernet vendor codes master list to arp‐ watch format
massagevendor is a program that converts a text file containing ether‐ arpwatch(8) and arp snmp(8). The input vendorfile is a master text file containing vendor codes. The output is sent to stdout. Each line of the vendorfile is expected to have a six digit hexadecimal vendor code followed by spaces followed by the name of the manufacturer. All ethernet devices have a unique identifier which includes a vendor code specifying the manufacturer of the device. In normal operation arpsnmp(8) use the file ethercodes.dat to report this vendor code. massagevendor is used to generate the ethercodes.dat file from text files containing these vendor codes. Locations where an ethernet vendor codes master text file can be obtained are given below.
/usr/share/arpwatch - default location of the ethernet vendor list ethercodes.dat - file containing the list of ethernet vendor codes arpsnmp(8)
Sources for ethernet vendor codes seen in the wild are http://map-ne.com/Ethernet/vendor.html ftp://ftp.cavebear.com/pub/Ethernet.txt http://www.cavebear.com/CaveBear/Ethernet/vendor.html Useful for comparison or completeness are the ethernet vendor codes as assigned by the IEEE which can be found at http://standards.ieee.org/regauth/oui/oui.txt
Please send bug reports to email@example.com.
Craig Leres of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Network Re‐ search Group, University of California, Berkeley, CA. The current version is available via anonymous ftp: ftp://ftp.ee.lbl.gov/arpwatch.tar.gz This manual page was contributed by Hugo Graumann. MASSAGEVENDOR(8)