tcpdump - Dump traffic on a network HOWTO

ChangeLog


2019-01-26	- Added repository link
		- Added Wikipedia link
		- src to ~/src
2018-07-12	- Split libpcap off in to a separate one
		- tcpdump 4.2.1 -> 4.9.2
		- Removed --without-ipv6, no longer supported for configure
		- Added /usr/lib64 for 64-bit
		- Added --mandir (/usr/man instead of /usr/share/man)
		- Added link to libcap-ng HOWTO
		- Updated Slackware versions with 14.0, .1, and .2,
		  removed older than 13.37
		- Added uninstall notes at the bottom
2012/03/03	- libpcap 1.1.1 -> 1.2.1
		- tcpdump 4.1.1 -> 4.2.1
		- Updated Slackware notes for 13.37
		- Use --mandir=/usr/man for libpcap (defaults to
		  /usr/share/man, which is usually a symlink to it)
2010/10/28	- libpcap 1.0.0 -> 1.1.1
		- tcpdump 4.0.0 -> 4.1.1
		- Updated Slackware notes for 13.1
2010/01/13	- libpcap 0.9.8 -> 1.0.0
		- tcpdump 3.9.8 -> 4.0.0
		- Updated notes about versions included with Slackware,
		  added Slackware 12.1, 12.2, and 13.0, removed older
		  than 12.0
2008/04/11	- libpcap 0.9.7 -> 0.9.8
		- tcpdump 3.9.7 -> 3.9.8
		- Added note about flex >= 2.5.34
2007/09/11	- libpcap 0.9.5 -> 0.9.7
		- tcpdump 3.9.5 -> 3.9.7
		- Updated Slackware note for 12.0
Nov 9, 2006	- libpcap 0.9.4 -> 0.9.5
		- tcpdump 3.8.3 -> 3.9.5
		- Added arpwatch-ng to the list, changed ethereal to
		  wireshark
		- Updated Slackware notes for 11.0
		- Use the --with-user configure option for tcpdump
		  (instead of having to use -Z when you run it)
Jun 23, 2006	- Fixed a typo in this changelog
Nov 4, 2005	- libpcap 0.8.3 -> 0.9.4
		- tcpdump 3.8.3 -> 3.9.4
		- Updated Slackware notes for 10.0, 10.1, and 10.2
		- Removed make, gcc, binutils, and fileutils/coreutils links
		  (because of the 'global' ones at the top)
		- Changed md5sum verification to output OK (or not)
		- Added sha1sum verification
		- Moved source directory (see note <a href="howtos.php?msd">here</a>)
		- Rearranged options to shut up new version of find
		- root.root -> root:root, run when $UID = 0
		- Added notes about running tcpdump in a chroot
Apr 20, 2004	- libpcap 0.8.1 -> 0.8.3
		- tcpdump 3.8.1 -> 3.8.3
		- Fixes security holes:
		  <a href="http://www.rapid7.com/advisories/R7-0017.html">http://www.rapid7.com/advisories/R7-0017.html</a>
		  <a href="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0183">http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0183</a>
		  <a href="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0184">http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0184</a>
		- Added " or coreutils" to the fileutils prerequisite
Jan 16, 2004	- Create ~/installed with mode 700
		- libpcap 0.7.2 -> 0.8.1
		- tcpdump 3.7.2 -> 3.8.1 (security fixes):
		  <a href="http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=tcpdump-workrs&m=107325073018070">http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=tcpdump-workrs&m=107325073018070</a>
		  <a href="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2003-0989">http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2003-0989</a>
		- Updated the gpg verification parts for both (see notes)
		- Removed use of these:
		  LDFLAGS=-L/usr/local/ssl/lib
		  CPPFLAGS=-I/usr/local/ssl/include/openssl
		  tcpdump's configure can find openssl in /usr/local/ssl now
		  without using those
Jul 26, 2003	- Modernized the HOWTO
Feb 27, 2003	- tcpdump 3.7.1 -> 3.7.2, libpcap 0.7.1 -> 0.7.2
		  Security fixes for this:
		  <a href="http://www.idefense.com/advisory/02.27.03.txt">http://www.idefense.com/advisory/02.27.03.txt</a>
		- Seperated gpg verification
		- Added removal of old versions
		- Fixed up configure line for tcpdump to get crypto built
		  into it and to leave out ipv6 support
Dec 4, 2002	- Added gpg verification, home page link

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