massagevendor - convert the ethernet vendor codes master list to arpwatch format
is a program that converts a text file containing ethernet
vendor codes into a format suitable for use by arpwatch(8)
The input vendorfile
is a master text file
containing vendor codes. The output is sent to stdout.
Each line of the
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
use the file ethercodes.dat
report this vendor code. massagevendor
is used to generate the
file from text files containing these vendor codes.
Locations where an ethernet vendor codes master text file can be obtained are
/usr/share/arpwatch - default location of the ethernet vendor list
ethercodes.dat - file containing the list of ethernet vendor codes
Sources for ethernet vendor codes seen in the wild are
Useful for comparison or completeness are the
ethernet vendor codes as assigned
by the IEEE which can be found at
Please send bug reports to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Craig Leres of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Network Research Group,
University of California, Berkeley, CA.
The current version is available via anonymous ftp:
This manual page was contributed by Hugo Graumann.