Subject: Re: ascii dump for tcpdump (was Re: truss-like command for netbsd)
To: Jukka Marin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Michael C. Richardson <email@example.com>
Date: 10/13/1998 11:16:19
>>>>> "Jukka" == Jukka Marin <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Jukka> On Tue, Oct 13, 1998 at 09:08:44AM -0400, Michael C. Richardson
>> I disagree. The hex output is almost always useless because you are
>> looking for a packet whose contents you may understand in ascii, but
>> don't recognize in hex. With the ascii output, I can save to a file,
>> and then grep the file.
Jukka> I disagree. If I'm developing a driver for custom Ethernet driver
Jukka> (and I will be soon), I'll want to display the packets in hex to
Jukka> I vote for both ASCII and hex.
Sorry, I should have said so explicitely.
I search with ASCII, I understand with hex.
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