Bug 152624 - net-mgmt/arpwatch "ethercodes.dat" is outdated
Summary: net-mgmt/arpwatch "ethercodes.dat" is outdated
Status: Closed FIXED
Alias: None
Product: Ports & Packages
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Individual Port(s) (show other bugs)
Version: Latest
Hardware: Any Any
: Normal Affects Only Me
Assignee: Thomas Abthorpe
Depends on:
Reported: 2010-11-27 22:40 UTC by sec
Modified: 2010-12-01 19:40 UTC (History)
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Description sec 2010-11-27 22:40:11 UTC
Arpwatch consults an "ethercodes.dat" file to identify Hardware vendors.
The file contained in the arpwatch distribution is from 2006 and thus 
outdated and misses many vendors.

It would be better if the arpwatch port could install a more current file.


The arpwatch distribution contains a script "massagevendor" which converts
the official list from http://standards.ieee.org/regauth/oui/oui.txt
into the correct format.

I'm not sure how this should be handled best. Either the port could simply
fetch and install the file during portinstall time, or an updated file
could simply be "shipped" in files/ as part of the port.
Comment 1 Pav Lucistnik freebsd_committer 2010-11-29 10:19:54 UTC
Responsible Changed
From-To: freebsd-ports-bugs->tabthorpe

Assign to maintainer for evaluation
Comment 2 dfilter service freebsd_committer 2010-12-01 19:34:55 UTC
tabthorpe    2010-12-01 19:34:48 UTC

  FreeBSD ports repository

  Modified files:
    net-mgmt/arpwatch    Makefile pkg-plist 
  Added files:
    net-mgmt/arpwatch/files pkg-message.in 
  - Install scripts and provide instruction to update ethercodes.dat
  PR:             ports/152624
  Revision  Changes    Path
  1.55      +6 -2      ports/net-mgmt/arpwatch/Makefile
  1.1       +10 -0     ports/net-mgmt/arpwatch/files/pkg-message.in (new)
  1.10      +6 -3      ports/net-mgmt/arpwatch/pkg-plist
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Comment 3 Thomas Abthorpe freebsd_committer 2010-12-01 19:35:07 UTC
State Changed
From-To: open->closed

Committed. Thanks!