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    SubjectRe: tnt uses obsolete (PF_INET,SOCK_PACKET)
    On Wed, 1 Nov 2000, f5ibh wrote:

    > Hi,
    >
    > Nov 1 12:09:12 debian-f5ibh kernel: tnt uses obsolete (PF_INET,SOCK_PACKET)
    >
    > I got often this message, it is harmless (seems to be). What does it means ?

    it means it uses old support for PACKET sockets in PF_INET protocol
    family, i.e. a call like socket(PF_INET,SOCK_PACKET,0) instead of the
    special protocol family for this purpose called PF_PACKET. If you truss
    tcpdump you will see something like this:

    socket(PF_PACKET, SOCK_DGRAM, 0) = 3

    which answers why you no longer get messages like "tcpdump uses
    obsolete..." i.e. new tcpdump (as of a few years ago) does the right thing
    (while your tnt, whatever that might be, doesn't).

    Regards,
    Tigran


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