Subject: Re: libpcap - not MI?
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: None <email@example.com>
Date: 02/08/2001 00:00:22
>I had occasion, today, to move a tcpdump packet file (written with
>tcpdump -w) from NetBSD/alpha to NetBSD/sparc. Trying to read it on
>the SPARC with tcpdump -r produced a "bogus savefile header" whine.
>On inspecting the file manually and reading the source to libpcap, I
>found that there's a "struct timeval" in struct pcap_pkthdr, which
>occupies twice as much space on /alpha as on /sparc. Since this is
>written directly to the file, it renders the file nonportable.
>Has this been fixed by now (these systems 1.4T), or is it worth
>sending-pr? Or should I write to LBL and let NetBSD pick it up once
>LBL fixes things? Or is it a bug in struct timeval on /alpha?
I'll try to pull in changes from tcpdump.org.