Subject: Re: ascii dump for tcpdump (was Re: truss-like command for netbsd)
To: Robert Elz <kre@munnari.OZ.AU>
From: Curt Sampson <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/13/1998 10:14:15
On Tue, 13 Oct 1998, Robert Elz wrote:

> If anyone is going to be doing tcpdump work, I have some diffs that make
> it handle dhcp reasonably well....

That would be quite nice. I'm a bit sick of looking at "T51:xxxxxxxx"

> On the subject, I'm not sure that ascii conversion of tcpdump output is
> worth the code it would consume....

Let me add my name to the list of many that has a private version
of tcpdump with ASCII dump patches hacked in.

Actually, one thing that would be nice, along with the hex dump,
would be a really `verbose decode' option that would show hex data
and what it decodes to in a nice multi-line format.

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