[dns-operations] announcement of new tool -- dnscap

Duane Wessels wessels at packet-pushers.com
Thu May 3 21:23:21 UTC 2007

On Thu, 3 May 2007, Paul Vixie said:

> i'm worried about the default being to blast binary garbage all over stdout.
> maybe i should make "-d -" mean dump-to-stdout, make the default be to dump
> nothing, and add a "-g" option to produce dig-like trace output on stderr?

I was bitten by the "binary garbage all over stdout" problem so I
think "-d -" is a good idea.

If the user doesn't give a -d option then I think dnscap should
either (a) tell the user that no output will be generated, or (b)
use a default dump file name, or (c) popen("tcpdump -n -r -").

Duane W.

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