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authorGuy Harris <guy@alum.mit.edu>2000-02-01 21:21:47 +0000
committerGuy Harris <guy@alum.mit.edu>2000-02-01 21:21:47 +0000
commit6e8ab029fc6188ccd4e7a9a24c7413f099e91307 (patch)
tree0b494a3ab6fe96ca1f1084a49483411ce3e6e0bf
parent1c751dbe7b4251b30c0e57ad42d81f92226194a0 (diff)
Note that capture filters don't work on Linux loopback devices with the
current version of libpcap. svn path=/trunk/; revision=1592
-rw-r--r--README.linux9
1 files changed, 8 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/README.linux b/README.linux
index 4affb43d7f..e754b733f6 100644
--- a/README.linux
+++ b/README.linux
@@ -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 ethereal-dev@zing.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.