Subject: Re: ascii dump for tcpdump (was Re: truss-like command for netbsd)
To: Wolfgang Rupprecht <>
From: Herb Peyerl <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/12/1998 12:45:11
Wolfgang Rupprecht <>  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..