Bug 60980 - iptraf-2.4.0-5 doesn't log any IP traffic.
iptraf-2.4.0-5 doesn't log any IP traffic.
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: iptraf (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Karsten Hopp
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Reported: 2002-03-11 03:10 EST by Peter H.S.
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-03-17 09:48:42 EST
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Description Peter H.S. 2002-03-11 03:10:39 EST
Description of Problem:
iptraf-2.4.0-5 doesn't log any IP traffic. It gives a warning at startup:
"Warning: unable to tag this process
Press Enter to continue"

And another warning, when trying to capture traffic:
"Warning: unable to lock IP traffic monitor on eth0
Press a key to continue"

Only UDP and non-IP traffic (ARP etc) are captured, even when sniffing in promiscous mode.
Ethereal sniffs the traffic just fine.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. From console: "iptraf"
2. Select "IP traffic monitor" -> "eth0"

Actual Results:
Only non-IP traffic are captured. Iptraf issues several warnings.

Expected Results:
All traffic should be captured.

Additional Information:
Comment 1 Andreas J. Bathe 2002-03-14 21:03:21 EST
does my hint from #55243 help?

if yes I can't believe it that that old bug does still appear...

Comment 2 Peter H.S. 2002-03-17 09:48:37 EST
>does my hint from #55243 help?
>if yes I can't believe it that that old bug does still appear...
Yeps. That solves the problem. The version of iptraf used in penanscola is quite "old".

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