Subject: Re: ascii dump for tcpdump (was Re: truss-like command for netbsd)
To: Simon J. Gerraty <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/11/1998 23:21:53
"Simon J. Gerraty" writes:
> >	Actually, the command *I'd* like to see come out of Solaris is
> >snoop.  :)  I've solved many a network problem with that thing.  tcpdump
> >is *almost* enough, just needs an ASCii output (or has one I haven't been
> >able to find).
> There are patches in the PR database that add hex/ascii dumping
> to NetBSD's tcpdump.  The were rejected on the basis that it would
> make passwd sniffing too easy (ignoring the fact that there
> are a zillion dedicated passwd sniffers that can be downloaded
> from cracker sites :-)

It isn't so much that we think that as that the folks at LBL who
maintain tcpdump won't take back such patches.