Manual Reference Pages - NETDUDE (1)
Netdude - graphical tcpdump trace file displayer and editor
netdude [options] [files]
This manpage is describing the Netdude 0.5 series.
Netdude is the NETwork DUmp data Displayer and Editor. It is a GUI-based tool that
allows you to make detailed changes to packets in tcpdump tracefiles. You
can inspect and modify value of every field protocol headers of supported
protocols, all other data can be modified using a hex editor. Protocol
support is supplied through protocol plugins, see details below to find out
how to obtain a list of the currently installed protocols. Netdude is
readily extendable through
feature plugins that can contain essentially arbitrary functionality, use other libraries,
etc. The packet manipulation functionality is separated into a backend
libnetdude. Consider writing a libnetdude application directly, in case dealing with
a GUI is too cumbersome for your needs.
For each trace currently being edited,
Netdude constantly communicates with a tcpdump process to update the familiar
tcpdump output that corresponds to the trace. This also means that any changes
made to your local version of tcpdump are reflected in Netdude.
With the introduction of the 0.4 series,
Netdude is now able to handle
arbitrarily large files. To do this, only a relatively small number of
packets is loaded into memory at any one time. A lot of effort has gone
into adding trace navigation support (ie jumps to arbitrary offsets and
timestamps -- this is mostly handled through the pcapnav library), besides
a buffering mechanism that can swap in/out trace parts that have been modified.
Netdude offers the following command line options, some of which are intended to
provide installation directories for configure scripts etc:
--debug, -d |
prints out debugging information (only available if debugging support was compiled in)
--ludicrous-debug, -dd |
more debugging output. This reports debugging output for Netdude and libnetdude.
--ridiculous-debug, -ddd |
and even more. Reports debugging output for Netdude, libnetdude, and libpcapnav.
prints out the installation prefix of this Netdude.
prints out the directory in which feature plugins are installed
prints out the directory in which plugin authors can find Netdudes .h files
prints out the directory in which protocol plugins are installed
prints out the names and version of all currently installed libnetdude and
-h, --help, -h |
displays this help output
prints out the version info
--version-maj prints out the major version number (0.3, 0.4 etc)
Email bugs and feature requests to
tcpdump(1), tcpslice(1), ethereal(1), pcapnav(3)
Copyright Christian Kreibich and various contributors, 2000 - 2008
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