[rescue] VAX on a cell phone

Patrick Finnegan 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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