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Bug#269237: marked as forwarded (doesn't support "ether proto ipx")

Subject: Bug#269237: marked as forwarded doesn't support "ether proto ipx"
From: Debian Bug Tracking System
Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2005 11:51:27 -0800
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has caused the Debian Bug report #269237,
regarding doesn't support "ether proto ipx"
to be marked as having been forwarded to the upstream software
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Subject: Fwd: Bug#269237: doesn't support "ether proto ipx"
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a Debian user reported that "tcpdump 'ether proto \ipx'" does not work
as documented in tcpdump's man page.  It looks like the list of
supported ether protocols in libpcap is pup, xns, ip, ip6, arp, rarp,
sprite, mopdl, moprc, decnet, lat, sca, lanbridge, vexp, vprod, atalk,
atalkarp, loopback, decdts and decdns, but ipx isn't on the list.

Is it a bug in tcpdump's man page, or an omission from the list in


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Package: tcpdump
Version: 3.8.3-3
Severity: normal

The manpage suggests that 'ether proco \ipx' is the correct way to
filter out ipx frames. However:

[3/502][email protected]:~$ sudo tcpdump -i eth0 'ether proto \ipx'
tcpdump: unknown ether proto 'ipx'
[4/503][email protected]:~$

This looks like a bug to me, either in the docs or in the program.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=de_DE

Versions of packages tcpdump depends on:
ii  libc6                       2.3.2.ds1-16 GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  libpcap0.8                  0.8.3-4      System interface for user-level pa
ii  libssl0.9.7                 0.9.7d-5     SSL shared libraries

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