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Re: nominate for removal: ethereal



On Thu, 2004-07-08 at 04:21, Phil Knirsch wrote:
> seth vidal wrote:
> > So, would it be completely inappropriate to nominate ethereal for
> > removal from fc3 due to its spotty history of security problems?
> > 
> > It seems like an excellent place to start thinking of packages that
> > should be maintained, in fedora extras, by the people interested in
> > using them, not by the central developers at red hat. 
> > 
> > Thoughts?
> > 
> 
> Well, maybe i as the package maintainer of ethereal here at Red Hat for 
> now a little over 3 years can give my $0.02 to this topic.
> 
> Your request is certainly not inappropriate at all, i've often wondered 
> why we (and especially i) still maintain this package and we keep 
> shipping it in every released product.
> 
> The thing is: It is a very very useful tool, even more so imho than 
> tcpdump. And especially for network debugging it is invaluable.
> 

My main problems have been with it not handling over 2 gigabyte data
capture files. Other than that a lot of the problems always seem to be
libpcap and then some stupid parsing problem with ethereal stuff.

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