Q re networking, might need guru

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Thu May 18 14:43:18 UTC 2006

On Thu, 2006-05-18 at 09:28, Gene Heskett wrote:
> Les Mikesell wrote:
> > On Thu, 2006-05-18 at 07:31, Gene Heskett wrote:
> > 
> >> And I did have yumex search for etherape, but it came up empty.  I 
> >> needed a network analyzer that worked, and now I have nothing but 
> >> tcpdump and tethereal, neither of which shows me what I need to know.
> > 
> > tethereal?  If you 'yum install ethereal-gnome' you should get
> > the GUI ethereal which is pretty nice to use.  Give it an
> > expression like you would with tcpdump to limit the capture
> > to what you want to see.  Or you can use tcpdump -w and
> > an appropriate -s snaplength to capture to a file, then
> > analyze it with ethereal, even on a different machine.
> Tell that to the packagers. I'd first had 'yum install ethereal', but 
> that  didn't get me ethereal,it got me tethereal for some unknown 
> reason.  tethereal looks like tcpdump as near as I can tell. AFAIKS this 
> whole networking thing is pretty badly fubar, it took me about 10 days 
> just to make my broadcom radio work.
> So where can I find an rpm of etherape that will run on FC5?

Did you try 'yum install ethereal-gnome'?  After that, it should
show up in the applications/internet menu or you can start it
with the 'ethereal' command. 

  Les Mikesell
   lesmikesell at gmail.com

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