*nix Documentation Project
·  Home
 +   man pages
·  Linux HOWTOs
·  FreeBSD Tips
·  *niX Forums

  man pages->FreeBSD man pages -> trpt (8)              



NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     trpt -- transliterate protocol trace

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     trpt [-a] [-f] [-j] [-p hex-address] [-s] [-t] [system [core]]

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     The trpt utility interrogates the buffer of TCP trace records created
     when a socket is marked for ``debugging'' (see setsockopt(2)), and prints
     a readable description of these records.  When no options are supplied,
     trpt prints all the trace records found in the system grouped according
     to TCP connection protocol control block (PCB).

     The following options may be used to alter this behavior:

     -a      In addition to the normal output, print the values of the source
	     and destination addresses for each packet recorded.

     -f      Follow the trace as it occurs, waiting a short time for additional
 records each time the end of the log is reached.

     -j      Just give a list of the protocol control block addresses for
	     which there are trace records.

     -p      Show only trace records associated with the protocol control
	     block at the given address hex-address.

     -s      In addition to the normal output, print a detailed description of
	     the packet sequencing information.

     -t      In addition to the normal output, print the values for all timers
	     at each point in the trace.

     The recommended use of trpt is as follows.  Isolate the problem and
     enable debugging on the socket(s) involved in the connection.  Find the
     address of the protocol control blocks associated with the sockets using
     the -A option to netstat(1).  Then run trpt with the -p option, supplying
     the associated protocol control block addresses.  The -f option can be
     used to follow the trace log once the trace is located.  If there are
     many sockets using the debugging option, the -j option may be useful in
     checking to see if any trace records are present for the socket in question.

     If debugging is being performed on a system or core file other than the
     default, the last two arguments may be used to supplant the defaults.

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]


SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

     netstat(1), setsockopt(2)

DIAGNOSTICS    [Toc]    [Back]

     no namelist  When the system image doesn't contain the proper symbols to
     find the trace buffer; others which should be self explanatory.

BUGS    [Toc]    [Back]

     Should also print the data for each input or output, but this is not
     saved in the trace record.

     The output format is inscrutable and should be described here.

HISTORY    [Toc]    [Back]

     The trpt utility appeared in 4.2BSD.

FreeBSD 5.2.1		       December 11, 1993		 FreeBSD 5.2.1
[ Back ]
 Similar pages
Name OS Title
trpt Tru64 Transliterates protocol trace
isdntrace FreeBSD isdn4bsd ISDN protocol trace utility
ptrace HP-UX process trace
moptrace OpenBSD MOP Trace Utility
ptrace IRIX process trace
ptrace Linux process trace
vxtrace HP-UX trace operations on volumes
truss FreeBSD trace system calls
voltrace Tru64 Trace operations on volumes
strace IRIX print STREAMS trace messages
Copyright © 2004-2005 DeniX Solutions SRL
newsletter delivery service