[rescue] VAX on a cell phone
pat at computer-refuge.org
Wed Aug 11 22:27:55 CDT 2010
On Wednesday, August 11, 2010, der Mouse wrote:
> >> [simh on Android]
> > No network support for now. libpcap support isn't trivial (though
> > it probably is possible) on Android.
> What's nontrivial about it? When I was working on Android, tcpdump
> was just a matter of persuading the Android build machinery to build
> it, upon which it Just Worked. This may well have been a difference
> between the level you're working at and the level I was working at -
> that is, the question I opened my response with may well have a real
> answer - but it does indicate that it surely is possible.
I didn't say it wasn't possible. I said it wasn't trivial, because it
wasn't precompiled. Also, as I understand it, promiscuous mode on
wireless adapters doesn't work, because of how 802.11 networking works
(and I assume that most people don't have a wired ethernet jack on their
Android device). Devices that can do host-mode USB or bluetooth with a
non-wireless ethernet adapter could probably get around that problem.
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