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       ipwatchd - IP conflict detection tool for Linux


       ipwatchd --config config_file [--debug] [--test]
       ipwatchd --version
       ipwatchd --help


       IPwatchD  is  a simple daemon that analyses all incoming ARP packets in order to detect IP

       Default configuration file uses "automatic configuration mode"  with  "passive  protection
       mode" and it should be the best option for most systems.

       Configuration mode applies to the daemon instance and it specifies how the list of network
       interfaces that should be monitored will be  obtained.  In  automatic  configuration  mode
       IPwatchD detects all network interfaces automatically and sets passive protection mode for
       them. In manual configuration mode it is up to the system administrator to specify list of
       interfaces and protection modes in configuration file.

       Protection  mode specifies the action that will be performed when IP conflict is detected.
       In active protection mode IPwatchD protects your host  before  IP  takeover  by  answering
       gratuitous  ARP  requests  received from conflicting system. In passive protection mode it
       just records information about IP conflict through standard syslog interface.

       IPwatchD also supports  execution  of  user  defined  scripts.  See  ipwatchd.conf(5)  and
       ipwatchd-script(1) for more details.


       The following options are supported:

       -c --config
              Specifies path to configuration file.

       -d --debug
              Enables  debug  mode.  Debug  information are recorded through syslog with "daemon"
              facility and "debug" priority.

       -t --test
              Enables testing mode that is useful only for debugging. In this mode every received
              ARP packet is considered to be conflicting.

       -v --version
              Prints program version to standard output.

       -h --help
              Prints short help information to standard output.


       See ipwatchd.conf(5) for more details.


       This manual page was written by Jaroslav Imrich <>


       ipwatchd.conf(5), ipwatchd-script(1)