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Getting the Ethereal Packet Sniffer Up and Running
Authored by: noworryz on Feb 18, '03 01:11:24PM

Here's the easy way to get ethereal up and running so you can diagnose network problems with an IP Sniffer:

  1. Download and install the X11 (X-Windows) package from Apple.
  2. Download and install the Fink package from sourceforge.net.
  3. Download and install the Fink Commander package from sourceforge.net.
  4. Edit your ~/.cshrc file (using a text editor such as pico or BBEdit) to contain the line
    source /sw/bin/init.csh
    as described in the Fink ReadMe.rtf file.
  5. Double-click on the Fink Commander icon, scroll down to the package named ethereal, control-click on the line and select "Binary/Install" from the contextual menu.
  6. Double-click on the X11 icon in your Applications folder.
  7. Type
    sudo ethereal
    in the X11 terminal window, entering your admin password when requested. Ethereal starts up.
  8. Select Start from the Capture memory, enter the number of packets you want to collect and click OK.
That's it!

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Getting the Ethereal Packet Sniffer Up and Running
Authored by: Balz on Dec 16, '03 03:37:50AM

I did the following steps (under 10.3.1 on my G4 12' PB):
- installed X11 (works fine, e.g. xeyes shows eyes)
- installed Fink 0.6.2 (no error message - how can I see if it installed correctly?)
- installed FinkCommander (just copy to Applications folder)
- in FinkCommander mark ethereal, select Binary --> Install
- Error message: "Can't exec "/usr/bin/nm": No such file or directory at /sw/lib/perl5/Fink/VirtPackage.pm line 234."

I do not understand what is missing. Yes, there is no /usr/bin/nm. But who and when should it be installed?

Thanks for any hint



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Getting the Ethereal Packet Sniffer Up and Running
Authored by: fellow on Dec 16, '03 06:35:18PM

Try running:

apt-get install ethereal (or ethereal-ssl)

That installed the binaries for 10.3, which are working fine for me.

Cheers,

fellow



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Getting the Ethereal Packet Sniffer Up and Running
Authored by: Balz on Dec 17, '03 02:42:18AM

Thanks for the hint. in the meantime I installed some other tools from 3rd and 4th CD of Panther Upgrade.

Now I did in X11-Terminal
% sudo apt-get install ethereal
...
Sorry, ethereal is already the newest version.
...

% sudo ethereal
dyld: ethereal can't open library: /sw/lib/libdl.0.dylib (No such file or directory, errno = 2)
Trace/BPT trap

who shuld install this lib?

regards, Balz



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