How do I get etherape to work in OS X 10.6.6?
ryandesign at macports.org
Mon Mar 7 11:07:28 PST 2011
On Mar 7, 2011, at 13:01, Zack Perry wrote:
> I downloaded your port, and tested it side by side with my own build. Their behavior is the same. Two visible differences:
> • Neither are quick in responding to network events as their counterpart running on Linux (e.g. CentOS 5.5 and Ubuntu 10.04, both I use active. On Linux, even a ping to a remote host (e.g. www.google.com) generates visible node cicles and traffic graphs in Etherape, not on OS X. Although in the Prot. pane, traffic stats are updated periodically as anticipated
> • Even significant network traffic (e.g. downloading OpenOffice dmg file from http://www.openoffice.org/) doesn't generate visible node cicles and traffic graphs in the Etherape running in OS X. In Linux, the entire display probably would be filled completely by such an event.
> I am not sure why there are such "behavior" differences. The lack of visible traffic graphs and node cicles make Etherape much less useful in OS X IMHO.
> BTW, I did try etherape from both Fink and MacPorts, but due to the less comprehensive coverage of Fink, I favor MacPorts more. I have done a
> chmod 0 /sw/bin/dbus-daemon
> and removed /sw/bin from my $PATH, so I should be using exclusively MacPorts now. But issues with Etherape has been quite puzzling to me. Further hints/suggestions as to how to rectify Etherape's behavior are appreciated.
I'm afraid I've never used etherape and don't know anything about it; you might want to try asking the developers of the software.
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