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authorGilbert Ramirez <gram@alumni.rice.edu>1999-08-31 06:09:25 +0000
committerGilbert Ramirez <gram@alumni.rice.edu>1999-08-31 06:09:25 +0000
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+The standard libpcap compiled for Linux has a timeout problem.
+If you use Ethereal with this libpcap on a not-so-busy network, at
+times you will see that the Ethereal GUI freezes. It will freeze until
+one more packet is received.
+As of version 0.4 of libpcap this problem still exists. This is the
+version of libpcap that comes with the standard Linux distributions.
+If the freezing really annoys you, you can apply a patch to the libpcap
+source code.
+Libpcap can be obtained from ftp://ftp.ee.lbl.gov
+You can download the Linux patch at http://ethereal.zing.org/~gerald/