Subject: Re: ascii dump for tcpdump (was Re: truss-like command for netbsd)
To: Wolfgang Rupprecht <email@example.com>
From: Herb Peyerl <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/12/1998 12:45:11
Wolfgang Rupprecht <email@example.com> wrote:
> One other point to consider is that its been a *long* time since
> tcpdump first came out. Back in the early days of tcpdump it wasn't
> common for folks to use encrypted logins. If someone snooped the
> ethernet you were basically hosed. There were no choices. Nowadays
> there are kerberos and ssh.
nowadays, anyone who wants to snoop on an ethernet can do so and us adding
ascii capability to tcpdump is like giving a single .22 round to a
terrorist with a 9mm handgun.
ok. maybe it's a bad example but whatever..