[Wireshark-dev] [tcpdump-workers] New RFCs for 1) pcap file format and 2) rpcapd protocol?

Michael Tuexen michael.tuexen at lurchi.franken.de
Sun Mar 22 12:49:07 EDT 2020


> On 21. Mar 2020, at 23:10, Michael Richardson <mcr+ietf at sandelman.ca> wrote:
> 
> 
> Guy Harris via tcpdump-workers <tcpdump-workers at lists.tcpdump.org> wrote:
>> Currently, on GitHub, there's a "pcapng" team:
>> https://github.com/pcapng
> 
>> with one repository containing the pcapng specification, and a "the-tcpdump-group" team:
> 
>> https://github.com/the-tcpdump-group
>> with repositories for libpcap, tcpdump, and the tcpdump.org Web site.
> 
>> It makes sense to me to keep those specifications on a site such as
>> GitHub; GitHub comes to mind first because that's where pcapng
>> currently is.
> 
>> 1) add them as repositories to the pcapng team;
> 
>> 1) has the slight disadvantage that the name for the team suggests it's
>> for pcapng only; it appears that teams can be renamed:
> 
> ...
> 
>> Were we to rename it, I don't know what would be a good new name.
> 
> I'm good with pcapng, because I also have no other suggestion.
> I would like to restart the opsawg work on an IETF specification for this.
I would support this. However, last time I tried this, I was not successful.
There were not very interested in defining a file format...
Maybe things have changed, but I don't know.


Best regards
Michael
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