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Re: Packet Tracing (linux klog patch)
From: abial () WEBGIRO COM (Andrzej Bialecki)
Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2000 23:32:08 +0100


On Sat, 12 Feb 2000, Dragos Ruiu wrote:

How to use it:
-This patch makes the kernel log all ethernet packets to syslog.
-The logging happens at the default level.  I.e. normally on.
-You can turn logging on and off at the console by using the Magic SysRq key
 and a number to change the logging level.
-Put the interface into promiscuous mode: ifconfig eth0 promisc

Notes:
-It makes a neat hotkey sniffer when using the text console too.
-It seems to run pretty fast. Any benchmark data welcome(-->dr () dursec com).
-try a tail -f /var/log/messages for real time display

I was wondering... Are you sure it doesn't overrun the kernel message
buffer? I noticed that sometimes, when you produce tons of messages from
within the kernel, some of them are lost.

I would rather use package as NeTraMet for doing this - it also does very
nice traffic compression in the form of flows - very fast, extremely
flexible, uses standard libpcap, doesn't require kernel patching etc...

Andrzej Bialecki

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