Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 10739
ANK patches to tcpdump changes option behaviour without documenting it
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:55 EDT
the ANK patches applied to tcpdump change the behaviour of a few
options, and add new options, without documenting.
-a is overloaded -- it will cause an ascii dump to be generated
in the patch referenced above i chose to change this flag to
-A and document it in the manpage.
-n specified only once will still convert port numbers to names,
it needs to be specified twice to get behaviour like stock tcpdump
i documented this in the manpage.
the stock tcpdump default is to enable promiscuous mode, and -p
disables it. the ANK tcpdump by default does not have promiscuous
mode enabled, and -p will enable it. i documented this
i didn't choose to document the new -X, -R or -b flags; i'm not
totally sure what they're there for.
I didn't see a patch attached, so here goes one of my own. It documents
the changes in man page and in tcpdump source.
Hopefully this will clear up the documentation mess a bit.
Created attachment 1002 [details]
proposed documentation change
Fixed (your patch applied) in tcpdump-3.4-22. Thanks *very* much for the patch.