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Running Ethereal on the JEOL UNIX computer
« on: March 11, 2014, 04:12:23 PM »
Is there a UNIX person out there that knows about running Ethereal on the JEOL UNIX box?

I believe that on the JEOL 8900 instruments, JEOL routinely installed the old Ethereal software, but not on the latest instruments. So I would be interested in any JEOL 8900/8200/8500 operators out there and if they have used Ethereal to capture any TCP/IP network communications on their UNIX box?

For example, Paul Carpenter asks:

1. Is Ethereal already installed on your Unix computer?  You will need to open a terminal prompt on the Unix computer.  The typical location on most system is:

/usr/local/bin/ethereal

It requires that you are "root" permissions in order to launch the program, so you will need to enter "su" at the command prompt to go to superuser mode...

Then you will need to cd to the bin directory:

cd /usr/local/bin

Then run Ethereal. Note, one can use full path to make sure it launches:

/usr/local/bin/ethereal

Anyone still out there with experience running Ethereal on the JEOL UNIX?
« Last Edit: March 11, 2014, 07:47:23 PM by John Donovan »
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Re: Running Ethereal on the JEOL UNIX computer
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2014, 07:48:43 PM »
We have determined that Ethereal is already installed on the UNIX box of at least one JEOL 8500 (at WSU).

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Re: Running Ethereal on the JEOL UNIX computer
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2014, 05:33:15 AM »
Normally I would use tcpdump to capture packages under unix/linux.

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Re: Running Ethereal on the JEOL UNIX computer
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2014, 04:51:45 AM »
To find where it is installed (if not in the usr/local/bin)

find / -name "ethereal"

It may take a little while to churn through.

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Re: Running Ethereal on the JEOL UNIX computer
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2014, 11:55:21 AM »
Note that you don't have to be in superuser mode to locate it using the "find" command, provided it isn't in a protected directory, and that you don't mind wading through a bunch of "cannot read dir /...: Permission denied" errors.

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Re: Running Ethereal on the JEOL UNIX computer
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2014, 06:04:40 PM »
Hi,

JEOL 8900 here and it is indeed installed. So, this is a network traffic analyzing tool? Are there any other nifty things that I can use it for?
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