Re: ports libpcap
From: Paul Schmehl (pauls_at_utdallas.edu)
Date: Tue, 01 Feb 2005 14:33:53 -0600 To: firstname.lastname@example.org
--On Tuesday, February 01, 2005 02:33:07 PM -0500 Lowell Gilbert
> Paul Schmehl <email@example.com> writes:
>> I just discovered that there is a port of libpcap. Does anybody know
>> if it performs better than the pcap that comes with FreeBSD?
> Why? Are you having problems with it?
No. I was testing ntop and the port offers the option of installing the
ports version of libpcap, so I thought I'd ask.
> The reason there is a port at all is to support people who might be
> looking for more recent features than the version in the tree.
> At the moment, I'm not sure there are any significant differences;
> speed won't be different, though.
Thanks. That's what I was wondering. I read the pkg-message file and the
pkg-descr file, so I knew it had additional features, but there was no
mention of speed improvements.
Paul Schmehl (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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