Michael C. Toren on Sun, 25 May 2003 03:29:05 -0400

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[tcptra-dev] tcptraceroute-1.5beta1

I'm pleased to announce that tcptraceroute-1.5beta1 has been released,
incorporating a number of patches received during the past year.  Most
notably, tcptraceroute is now compatible with both libnet-1.0, and the
newer libnet-1.1 API.  Additionally, GNU autoconf is now being utilized
for greater portability.

The last ChangeLog entry states:

	Most substantially, support for both autoconf and libnet-1.1.x
	has been added, based on patches from (in alphabetical order):

		Jon Allen Boone <ipmonger@delamancha.org>
		James Ralston <qralston@andrew.cmu.edu>
		Darren Tucker <dtucker@zip.com.au>
		Matt Weidner <mattweidner@webmail.co.za>
	Added linklayer support for PPPoE interfaces, by Darren Tucker

	Improved the round trip time calculations, by Amgad Zeitoun

	Removed a number of multi-line strings, which apparently causes
	trouble for some compilers, based on patches from:

		Richard van den Berg <richard@vdberg.org>
		Petter Reinholdtsen <pere@hungry.com>

A special thank you goes out to everyone who submitted patches!

Currently, the following autoconf configure script command line arguments
are supported.  Are there any others anyone feels are important to add?

	  --with-libpcap=DIR      use libpcap in DIR
	  --with-libnet=DIR       use libnet in DIR
				  default to tracking probes by PORT or ID
	  --enable-default-port=N default destination port
	  --enable-static         compile staticly, if using gcc

Before releasing the current beta as tcptraceroute-1.5, I'd like to hear
from as many people as possible that they've successfully compiled and
run it on various platforms.  When reporting success (or failure), please
include the output of "uname -a" on your machine, "tcptraceroute -d"
(which also reports the version of libpcap and libnet that tcptraceroute
was compiled against), and the linklayer type.  Lastly, please try tracing
to a remote network address, your loopback address, and also the local
address of your network interface.

tcptraceroute-1.5beta1 is available at:


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