I had an interest in this too... But...
Bradley Rumery enscribed thusly:
> You might try the archive at
Ok. That's got a binary dating to 1993, a man page, and a README file
containing some dire warnings about no SUID and kernel panics. Great.
WHERE'S THE <BLEEP> source?
1) tcpdump sources are generally available elsewhere - but no hp
patches or support. I need the patches for a variety of reasons.
2) This package didn't even have a pointer back to the original
sources or any remarks about where the patches are.
3) There were some remarks about DLPI. Great - I can deal with
DLPI. Already got some of that in other programs. WHERE ARE THE PATCHES?
4) Neither the README file or the man page contained enough
contact information to get a hold of the author of the patches. It
says Eric Jones but then doesn't even give his E-Mail address.
5) This isn't even current. I've got tcpdump 3.0.2 on Linux
This thing is 2.2.1! No pointers back to the patches or sources so
no way to bring it up to rev and its almost 3 years out of date!
Sorry guys, but a bare executible with warnings and no sources
doesn't cut it. If something blows up, I sure like to roll up my shirt
sleaves and try and figure out what went wrong.
The remark about all of the help from the HP folks getting the
DLPI stuff right is great. So how about spreading some of that wisdom
around? I would love to see some of that example code for DLPI on
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