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CrossNodes: 400 Pieces and Counting With Cross-Platform Net Tester lcrzoex

Sep 11, 2002, 20:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)

"If you like those big toolsets from Sears that contain hundreds of pieces--and what's not to like, more = better--you'll love lcrzoex, the 400+ piece network testing toolbox. The author calls it 'Swiss Knife For Network Developers.'

"Written by Laurent Constantin, it runs on *nix and Windows. I wish Mr. Constantin had authored a catchier name, but what the heck, it's his program. I quote from the lcrzo docs: 'Lcrzo, which means 'Laurent Constantin RHZO' (RHZO=network in French), can be pronounced ''el' 'sea' 'reso'lv'. Mr. Constantin was kind enough to provide an English translation of all the documentation.

"lcrzoex is based on the freely available lcrzo library- if you've a mind to modify or develop your own utilities, go for it, it is licensed under the GPL. *nix systems also need libpcap, the ubiquitous UNIX packet capturing library. Windows needs the winpcap library, the Windows version of libpcap. Some days I feel more like a librarian than a sysadmin..."

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