How do I get etherape to work in OS X 10.6.6?

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
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. 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 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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