v0.70 Antinio submitted a cumulative patch containing some
nice improvements. He also submitted an automake patch
that causes mtr to no longer compile on my system. I
refuse to have mtr "in the dark" that I can't test-compile
v0.69 make distclean should now also remove "rej" files.
Antonio Querubin: update getopt.h . More cleanups using
rcw: Fixed IPV6 support: When compiled in an IPV6-supporting
environment, but when the kernel doesn't support IPV6, mtr would
fail to start.
v0.68 included some old patches.
included patch from Antonio Querubin for better IPV6 support
restructured some more whitespace.
added mtr.h where "global" things should go. Not finished
moving things around, but now that the infrastructure is there,
it should be easy.
v0.67 Bad keyboarding by REW caused this one out the door. Sorry.
v0.66 Through the Debian bugtracking system a bug report and
fix was sent my way, that deals with stupid optmization
trying to save some 768 bytes of memory, sacrificing "it
works" on a different architecture... (default char signedness)
v0.65 Dancer Vesperman noted that mtr no longer traces past
a section of non-responding hosts. Apparently I added
a line in net.c that didn't make sense in mtr-0.56. I
can't find the reason for adding that line, so someone
who thinks (s)he needs it, should holler.
v0.64 Philippe suggests to do the time_t thingy before socket.h.
Apparently, MAC OS X doesn't compile socket.h otherwise.
v0.63 Suggestion by RCW: Add -lm at line 70 of Configure.in.
On my system no ill effects ensued, so this version released
so that he can test if it still works on his sytem.
Let me add that it's stupid that I have to specify that this
this program now requires Automake version 1.5 to build, where
Automake was intended to make software independent of different
versions of build software!
For those concerned about the above statement: If you're just
trying to compile and use MTR, there is no need for automake.
Just when you're messing with the configure and build system of
mtr is automake a tool you need.
v0.62 Apparently someone changed gethostbyname into gethostbyname2
in mtr.c in an attempt to add IPV6 support. For systems without
ipv6 support, the old gethostbyname should be used! Linux
has the call even if you don't enable IPV6. Thanks Gary (rsub)
v0.61 Attempt to get/print the local IP address. Now shows as
0.0.0.0 :-( Hints and tips appreciated! -- REW
Lots of blank space reformatting.
moved the interface address setting to net.c (where it
v0.60 John Thacker submitted a surprisingly simple patch to
enable linking against GTK2. (up to 2.4.0)
v0.59 Josh Martin suggested to add some bounds checking to
the dynamic field code. This caused me to delve in, and
rewrite some things. Now 50 lines of code less, but cleaner
v0.58 I don't remember. Fogot to update this. :-( Check the
v0.57 Lots of whitespace cleanups. And a DNS fix: Don't do DNS
lookups in raw mode with -n specified.
v0.56 Fixed compile warnings. Now compiles with -Wall. If your
compiler finds things mine didn't feel free to shout.
v0.55 Cleanup patch. I'm going to do some maintenance on MTR,
but I want to be able to say: Can you see which version
fixed/broke things for you, so you're going to see a
bunch of new releases soon.
v0.54 Added "scrolling" patch from Roland Illig, to allow
scrolling in text mode. I've always wanted this......
v0.53 Added fix for raw mode.
v0.52 Mostly cleanups from Brett Johnson on MacOS X. It may
clean up some compilation problems on MacOS X as well.
v0.51 Fixed the bug introduced by the previous select loop fix...
v0.50 Make "interface address" option work.
Changes to "select" loop to allow window resizes (select
interruption) to work. Thanks Mike!
v0.49 Fix compilation problems on several platforms.
v0.48 Draw names in red (GTK) or bold (Curses) if host doesn't
v0.47 Fixed a (believed-) non-exploitable bufferoverflow.
v0.46 Included patch to be able to specify outgoing interface
v0.45 People are pressuring me to release new versions with their
changes. That's fine. Now this version just adds dynamic
switching between numeric / dns names, and some minor
stuff I forgot. This release serves as a code-sync-release.
new version with even more new stuff in about two weeks!
I'm afraid I don't know how to fix the MaxOS-X compilation
problems in the source. Help wanted...
v0.44 David Stone adds the "last" column to the gtk version.
v0.43 Compile fixes.
v0.41 Added afr's patch to allow disabling of gtk without Robn's hack.
Made report mode report the newly added extra resolution.
v0.40 Fixed some problems with HPUX and SunOS.
Included Olav Kvittem's patch to do packetsize option.
Made the timekeeping in micro seconds.
v0.39 Forgot the parentheses around the previous fix... :-(
v0.38 fixed some dubious code in dns.c (noted by someone's lint)
v0.37 Added Bill Bogstad's "show the local host & time" patch.
Added R. Sparks' show-last-ping patch, submitted by Philip Kizer.
v0.36 Added Craigs change-the-interval-on-the-fly patch.
Added Moritz Barsnick's "do something sensible if host not found"
Some cleanup of both Craigs and Moritz' patches.
v0.35 Added Craig Milo Rogers pause/resume for GTK patch.
Added Craig Milo Rogers cleanup of "reset". (restart at the beginning)
Net_open used to send a first packet. After that the display-driver
got a chance to distort the timing by taking its time to
v0.34 Added Matt's nifty "use the icmp unreachables to do the timing" patch.
Added Steve Kann's pause/resume patch.
v0.33 Fixed the Linux glibc resolver problems.
Fixed the off-by-one problem with -c option.
v0.32 Fixed the FreeBSD bug detection stuff.
v0.31 Fixed a few documentation issues. -- Matt
Changed the autoconf stuff to find the resolver library on
Solaris. -- REW
Cleaned up the autoconf.in file a bit. -- Matt.
v0.30 Fixed a typo in the changelog (NEWS) entry for 0.27. :-)
added use of "MTR_OPTIONS" environment variable for defaults.
v0.29 Lots of stuff.
Neato overview display by David Sward.
FreeBSD does wrong in the kernel the same that Solaris/x86 (see
note for 0.27 does right. It forces mtr to send bad packets....
Adjusted "not too much at once" algorithm. Now probing
continues as long as not more than 5 hosts are unknown.
Returning packets usually allow us to do the first sweep
in one go.
v0.28 DNS lookups are now suppressed if you don't want them.
Fixed bug that showed up on Solaris/x86.
GTK mainloop now runs as it's supposed to.
Added "-n" flag for numeric output.
fixed IP numbers displaying backwards.
GTK mainloop now runs at 10 packets per second.
- That's too much if there are only 3 hosts
- that's too little if there are 20 hosts.
-> Someone tell me how to change the "ping-timeout"
callback time in gtk. Can't find it in the docs.
The default for "hostname" is now "localhost" so that
you can start mtr without any arguments and later
fill in the host you want to trace to.
Included two "raw" formats. One for separating GUI from
the setuid program, and one suitable for later parsing and
displaying. Volunteers wanted to separate the GTK
backend. Thanks to Bertrand Leconte for contributing
the format that's now called "split".
Fixed number of probes. Accidentally was counted per
packet sent instead of per round of packets.
Fixed Sparc alignment problem with statmalloc
Roger has take over maintenance.
mtr now uses an "int" to pass options to the kernel.
Makes things work on Solaris and *BSD I'm told.
mtr doesn't fire off a flurry of packets when a new
second comes around. Instead they are spaced evenly
around the whole second. This allows people with a
relatively slow first link to do meaningful measurements
of whatever is behind that.
mtr now drops root permissions after it acquires the raw
sockets it needs.
mtr should be a bit happier about building under SCO and
Fixed the problem with packets arriving after a reset.
The build process for mtr now uses automake.
Fixed a build problem for Irix.
Now uses non-blocking DNS code, so mtr can attempt
to do reverse lookup on multiple hosts at once.
Fewer packets are sent out each cycle, so mtr
doesn't hog quite so much bandwidth.
Fixed a type-o in curses.c
Fixed the network code to work properly under FreeBSD.
Hopefully this will fix some other operating systems too.
Also, fixed a build problem and the DNS hanging bug.
Fixed the configure script to always like with the math
library. Added an icon.
Added one #include to select.c. Some people were unable
to build mtr without this line.
Both the build process and the networking code have
been cleaned up and reorganized. mtr now builds
cleanly with GTK+ 0.99.8.