Subject: Re: ascii dump for tcpdump (was Re: truss-like command for netbsd)
To: None <>
From: Soren S. Jorvang <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/12/1998 23:58:54
[Adding simple pretty-printing to tcpdump.]

While LBL's reason for not adding is certainly silly, I don't really
think this functionality belongs in tcpdump(1).

When you want to see packet contents easily, you probably
also want to see various header contents etcetera easily.
Lots of formatting options in sight.

Various programs already do a good job at this. I have used
a little one called tcpshow for a long time, and there is
net/tcptrace in pkgsrc.