[lug] RH and libpcap
jbs at quiotix.com
Wed Feb 13 16:27:47 MST 2002
D. Stimits wrote:
> Does anyone here have any idea why Redhat does not seem to have their
> own rpm package for libpcap and libpcap devel? As I recall, last time I
> did anything with it I had to get a Mandrake source rpm and rebuild.
> Redhat seems to resist libpcap (which is needed for a number of network
> analysis tools).
Red Hat 7.2 does have a libpcap:
$ rpm -qi libpcap
Name : libpcap Relocations: /usr
Version : 0.6.2 Vendor: Red Hat, Inc.
Release : 9 Build Date: Fri Aug 31
Install date: Sun Feb 3 09:20:40 2002 Build Host:
Group : Development/Libraries Source RPM:
Size : 909772 License: BSD
Packager : Red Hat, Inc. <http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla>
Summary : A system-independent interface for user-level packet capture.
Libpcap provides a portable framework for low-level network
monitoring. Libpcap can provide network statistics collection,
security monitoring and network debugging. Since almost every system
vendor provides a different interface for packet capture, the libpcap
authors created this system-independent API to ease in porting and to
alleviate the need for several system-dependent packet capture modules
in each application.
Install libpcap if you need to do low-level network traffic monitoring
on your network.
There is no libpcap-devel; the header files and such are included in
Warning, the pcap included in earlier releases, including 7.1, was
seriously broken. But the 7.2 one seems to work.
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