Wiremaps is an application to gather wiring (aka L2) information on a network using protocols like LLDP, EDP, CDP and SONMP. It also gathers information from the FDB (MAC-port table on switches), the ARP table (MAC-IP table) and some miscellaneous information like interface names.
Warning: Wiremaps is not well-maintained. It is aging and may be unlikely to produce good results out-of-the box. I intend to rewrite it at some point but didn't get time yet.
The ARP table is only used to link IP addresses to MAC addresses (and vice-versa). We don't use the information about the interface where this information came from.
GNU/Linux workstations need an LLDP daemon using SNMP to export information gathered. Otherwise, almost no information can be extracted from those hosts.
The situation is the same for Windows. However, there exists a commercial one.
To use this application, you need the following Debian packages:
You then need to create a database and install the corresponding
schema. As postgres user (
su - postgres), you can use the following:
createuser -P wiremaps createdb -O wiremaps wiremaps
You need to write a
wiremaps.cfg file. See
for an example. The default path for this file is
/etc/wiremaps/wiremaps.cfg. You can alter it with
You can install the application with:
python setup.py build sudo python setup.py install
Errors about missing
twisted/plugins/__init__.py can be ignored. You
need to have the appropriate libraries and development tools to be
able to compile Python modules. On Debian/Ubuntu, this is
package. You also need Net-SNMP and its development files. On
Debian/Ubuntu, this is
If you do not wish to install the application, you still need to compile the module to build SNMP queries. This can be done with:
python setup.py build_ext --inplace
You can launch the application by hand
twistd -no wiremaps
twistd -no wiremaps --config=/etc/wiremaps/wiremaps.cfg
By default, wiremaps only listens on localhost. You can change this using:
twistd -no wiremaps --interface=0.0.0.0
You can also use
debian/init.d as a base for an init script (work
only if the application is installed). The init.d script also allows
to use older version of Twisted (2.4).
Indexation is not done automatically. You must browse
http://localhost:8087/api/1.0/equipment/refresh to initiate a whole
refresh. Put this command in a crontab:
16 */3 * * * nobody curl -s http://localhost:8087/api/1.0/equipment/refresh
In the git repository (
git clone git://github.com/vincentbernat/wiremaps.git),
there is a
debian/ directory that builds a Debian package (with
dpkg-buildpackage -us -uc). It does not setup the database.
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3, or (at your option) any later version.
See LICENSE file for the complete text. Moreover, to avoid any problem with SNMP bindings using NetSNMP which may be linked with OpenSSL, there is an exception for OpenSSL:
In addition, as a special exception, a permission to link the code with the OpenSSL project's "OpenSSL" library (or with modified versions of it that use the same license as the "OpenSSL" library), and distribute the linked executables is given. You must obey the GNU General Public License in all respects for all of the code used other than "OpenSSL". If you modify this file, you may extend this exception to your version of the file, but you are not obligated to do so. If you do not wish to do so, delete this exception statement from your version.
The SVG files are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0. See LICENSE-CC for the complete license.
snmp.c is licensed under MIT/X11 license. See the license at the top of the file.