What happen to Wireshark?

Adam Jackson ajackson at redhat.com
Wed May 23 17:21:02 UTC 2007

On Wed, 2007-05-23 at 13:19 -0400, Steve Dickson wrote:
> Will Woods wrote:
> > On Wed, 2007-05-23 at 09:45 -0400, Steve Dickson wrote:
> >> I just installed test4 and notice Wireshark was not
> >> available (not even as an option) but tcpdump was installed
> >> by default... that is totally wrong..
> > 
> > Wireshark's still available, it's just not in the comps file for the
> > default spin. 'yum install wireshark' will still work post-install. Or
> > you could put it in your kickstart file if you're installing over the
> > network.
> True... but when your asking asking someone to send you
> an binary network trace (a *usable* network track at is) and
> all they have (by default) is tcpdump, time is wasted
> (on both sides) because they send up sending a useless
> trace.. Plus having them yum install something they are
> not familiar with can be a hard sell... why complicate
> things by requiring people to take an extra step...

You know tcpdump can save pcap files, right?

- ajax

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