Subject: Re: ascii dump for tcpdump (was Re: truss-like command for netbsd)
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Herb Peyerl <email@example.com>
Date: 10/12/1998 09:54:26
Allen Briggs <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > In fact I sent the patches to LBL first - who gave that reason. So I
> > PR'd them incase anyone in NetBSD land wanted them - they were
> > rejected for the same reason (or more correctly as you've pointed out
> > because LBL didn't want them).
> Is this a valid reason for NetBSD not including or supporting the
> patches? It seems to add a useful feature to tcpdump. One that has
> at least as much potential use as for abuse. Looking at the source,
Personally, I wouldn't oppose putting such changes into our tree. I know
I've longed for such an option to tcpdump; not even for sinister reasons
either... For genuine debugging reasons... I always end up doing binary
output and piping it through 'strings' but that's only marginally helpful.
I wouldn't be opposed to changes that gave the hex data on the left and
the ascii data on the right...