|author||Guy Harris <firstname.lastname@example.org>||2000-02-01 21:21:47 +0000|
|committer||Guy Harris <email@example.com>||2000-02-01 21:21:47 +0000|
Note that capture filters don't work on Linux loopback devices with the
current version of libpcap. svn path=/trunk/; revision=1592
1 files changed, 8 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/README.linux b/README.linux
index 4affb43d7f..e754b733f6 100644
@@ -1,4 +1,4 @@
-$Id: README.linux,v 1.3 2000/01/14 08:18:58 guy Exp $
+$Id: README.linux,v 1.4 2000/02/01 21:21:47 guy Exp $
The standard libpcap compiled for Linux has a timeout problem; it
doesn't support the timeout argument to "pcap_open_live()".
@@ -12,3 +12,10 @@ version of libpcap you're using, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The current version of Ethereal should work with versions of libpcap
that have been patched to fix the timeout problem, as well as working
with unpatched versions.
+An additional problem, on Linux, with current versions of libpcap is
+that capture filters do not work when snooping loopback devices; if
+you're capturing on a Linux loopback device, do not use a capture
+filter, as it will probably reject most if not all packets, including
+the packets it's intended to accept - instead, capture all packets and
+use a display filter to select the packets you want to see.