On Wed, Nov 06, 2013 at 09:13:55AM -0800, david wrote:
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
In 1.1.4 version the "ethernet.desc" has another format and is not
backwards compatible. Now he format is the same as /etc/ethers file.
You need to rewrite the ethernet.desc to the new format or make new one