This is a priceless [and free!] package. Watching network traffic flows in this excellent visualization is incredibly useful. Not network administrator should be without this tool.
I don't see where to save the output as a file... let alone where even a default file would be saved.
Credit to Slax, I remember finding saved etherape sessions, uh.. <somewhere..
Where saved on exit? Can be saved on exit??
Re: I really wanted to use this, sorry...
Well I for one would love to use this package. I'm
trying to get it to work under Solaris but let me
tell you, GNOME on Solaris 7 just ain't happening
for me. It looks like Sun will release GNOME for
Solaris 8 but I think that I'll be out of luck...
GTK+ does compile successfully for me,
though...that was the easiest one. If you can get
a version that just uses that, I think lots of
Solaris users might just faint with joy...
Re: I really wanted to use this, sorry...
> But its based on gnome and I don't feel
> like screwing with all its libs and
> dependances. Perhaps one day it won't
> depend on gnome :(
I believe Gtk 2.0 will have a canvas widget. Once
that happens it will should be pretty easy to make
a Gtk only version. Or is GTK too much a
dependency for you?
I really wanted to use this, sorry...
But its based on gnome and I don't feel like screwing with all its libs and dependances. Perhaps one day it won't depend on gnome :(
Re: My apologies to all.
> I would _love_ to see an etherape able
> to use the console however, something
> ANSI based would be nice, perhaps
> Ncurses based...
From the very beginning I've tried to maintain a
clear separation between data gathering and
presentation. It won't happen right away, since my
goal now is to make EtherApe stable (until I
defend it as my end of degree project, at least),
but I want to end up making the gathering code an
independent library. That would make possible
different GUIs so much easier. I myself would
love to see a text mode version.
> I'd like to express my sincerest
> apologies to all of those who have been
> bothered by my rapid succession of
> announcements in freshmeat.
Well, i love the program. It is truly awesome. The box i'm running it on has a problem running X because it doesnt have enough memory. But it does run, and is stable for me.
I would _love_ to see an etherape able to use the console however, something ANSI based would be nice, perhaps Ncurses based...
How come there's no competition?
I'm simply awed by the extremely high usage-level
of a tool like etherape. Keep up the good work,
it's simply perfect!
What I find unbelievable is that this is the only
project currently active that's trying something
like this. A graphical representation of network
traffic. It's so easy and quick and so on...
There's simply nothing like it on the
market.......or is there? (Yeah I know, etherman,
but what I mean is....W2K and the unices
besides the one etherman was written for).
Keep it up, Maybe not a release every day, because
you drive the package-maintainers crazy. But one
every 5-8 days....with enough new features of
course...would be very nice.
With kind regards,
(dutch translator and very happy user)
My apologies to all.
I'd like to express my sincerest apologies to all of those who have been bothered by my rapid succession of announcements in freshmeat.
My reasoning was this: release early, release often. I would not say that I'm releasing too early, since the package is already perfectly functional, and in many respects surpasses the original etherman (IMHO). The release often is intended to be a form a publicity, but not to boost my personal ego, but because it is a way of involving users in the development process, as ESR says in TC&TB.
But I have to admit that for as many users of etherape there might be, there are a ton more non-etherape users who I'm forcing to see my announcement everyday in the front page.
For that reason, I will be making (hopefully long :-) ) weekly announcements on freshmeat, unless a very serious bug is found and fixed.
To all of those who want to stay on the edge, let me tell you that by clicking on http://sourceforge.net/project/filemodule_monitor.php?filemodule_id=2685 you will receive an email for each new version I pop out.
I don't need to hear about this every day, thank you.
And no, the Official Freshmeat HOWNOTO is not
how to do it.
An open, cross-platform journaling program.
A scientific plotting package.