On Mon, 21 Apr 2008 12:36:45 +0100 "helder mendes" <helder.mendes.84(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> I am using one "test network" with few servers (WEB server, windows Server
> 2003, SAMBA server), some computers and only ONE SWITCH (model: HP Procurve
> J4900B Switch 2626).
> This Switch is suported by NAV 3.3.3 default installation, and has "RFC 826
> ARP". Using telnet access to the switch I can see the ARP table (mapping
> MAC-IP), so I thought that NAV uses this information for mapping IP->MAC.
The switch's ARP cache will only contain entries for addresses that
are communicating directly with the switch on layer 3 (i.e. your
workstation telnetting to the switch CLI).
This information is mostly useless - NAV will only collect ARP caches
from routers, which provides us with every active, routed IP address
in your network (assuming you're using NAV to monitor all the routers
in your network).
> So, I need at least one router to search IP->MAC, and once I have the MAC I can
> search is Switch/Module/Interface location.
P.S. I'm assuming you accidentally forgot to reply-to-all, so I'm
Cc'ing the nav-users list.