Network Packet Sniffers

Network Packet Sniffers

Post by hardik1.. » Tue, 07 Feb 2006 01:33:17

Hello every1,

I am new to this group and had some questions regarding packet sniffer
1:Ethereal and 2:tcpdump, 3 :Netlog..

1: I tried installing ethereal after downloading a binary file i.e.
tar.gz file and everything went smoothly till the
 make   command.
At the end of make command it showed me an error that ucd-snmp is not
activated  even though I have resolved all the dependencies which it
showed after the
./configure command..

2:  Also if any1 knows how to install tcpdump and run it , please help
me out as i badly need a packet sniffer  in my RedHat Linux 9 ...

Thanks a lot for giving your valuable time to reply..

--Hardik Thakker


Network Packet Sniffers

Post by Nils » Tue, 07 Feb 2006 05:31:20

If you are using RH9 you should use the supplied RPMS:... either from
the CD's or from the net:



Network Packet Sniffers

Post by Allen McIntos » Tue, 07 Feb 2006 06:26:20

The other useful piece of information is that the ethereal binary is in
the ethereal-gnome RPM.

Network Packet Sniffers

Post by Rick Moe » Tue, 07 Feb 2006 08:43:01

> 2:  Also if any1 knows how to install tcpdump and run it , please help
> me out as i badly need a packet sniffer  in my RedHat Linux 9 ...

Not as badly as you need to upgrade to a supported distribution!  Last
official maintenance for RH9 ceased April 30, 2004, and the intended
(if rather obscure and little used) replacement updates from Fedora Legacy
haven't really worked out.

Unless my calendar is lying or you've managed something unusually
clever, you've been running obsolete software for 21 months.  That's
downright dangerous.  You should upgrade to CentOS 4.2, or, if you like
life on the bleeding edge, Fedora Core.

Rick Moen                 "Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor."


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