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    notification of new device on network

    i remotely manage a small network, and im looking for a way to be notified by email of a new device joining the network. DHCP is running on a 2008R2 server, so I guess simply being notified of new DHCP requests and/or acks would suffice.

    Is there such a service i can install on either the win or the linux servers on the network?

    Reason is its a very static network, which isnt meant to have any new devices, so Im just wanting to be on the lookout.. Im not wanting to block any new devices, because they may well add more, i just want to be informed when it happens, without having to RDP into the DHCP server and check the leases..

    Cheers!

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    I believe Packetfence will do the trick for you. Or if you want to stick to the world of Windows, Microsoft's NAP deployed alongside something like SCOM. Both solutions will also prevent additional devices being attached if you so desire.

    PacketFence: Open Source NAC (Network Access Control)
    Network Access Protection

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    will give packetfence a look.. not sure if they have the resources for SCOM..

    Thanks ric.

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    [quote]PacketFence takes care of handling the operation of the following services:
    ❏ Web server
    ❏ DHCP server
    ❏ DNS server
    ❏ Snort (Network IDS)[/quoe]

    dhcp and dns are run on windows.. i wonder if that will matter..

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    you could easily move the DHCP to linux, but I'd be inclined to leave DNS on windows. AD is a bit fussy about DNS.

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    I used to run the dhcp in failover mode on linux on the network, but I moved it to windows.

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    I'd suggest running WinARP Watch on a machine, you'll notice when new devices join the network from there.

    Although the original developer's homepage no longer exists, there are plenty of mirrors around.

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    does it have the functionality to send an email?

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    No, it just lists on screen.

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    thanks, but I need somehting that emails, as I am 10000 miles away from any screen.

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    how about arpwatch? it can log to syslog that can email you

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    Thanks... Ill give it a go.

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    looks exactly what im looking for!!!

    Just need to figure out how to change it from emailling root to emailing a proper address rather than root

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    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    looks exactly what im looking for!!!

    Just need to figure out how to change it from emailling root to emailing a proper address rather than root
    you can redirect root in your /etc/aliases file

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