I just tried iptraf-ng, coming from a working version of iptraf. I
found that the file, "ethernet.desc", is not being parsed correctly.
OS: Centos 6.4 (same as RHEL 6.4)
iptraf version: iptraf-ng-1.1.4-2.el6 (x86_64)
In iptraf, the ethernet description file consists of lies, each of
which has the form:
<mac-address> is 12 hex characters (I used all lower case)
: stands for an actual colon
name is a printable name to be shown on the display.
Although I don't know what restrictions there are on 'name', in my
case they consist of English letters, digits, underscore.
When the program runs, I get a very hard-to-read error message (it's
pink on a red background) saying that it's an invalid MAC, and
listing the MAC address, the colon and the first four characters of the name.