Re: tcptrace-bugs tcptrace (Windows XP Pro SP2) issue

From: Joshua Blanton (
Date: 04/11/06

Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2006 12:45:30 -0400
From: Joshua Blanton <>
Subject: Re: tcptrace-bugs tcptrace (Windows XP Pro SP2) issue
Message-ID: <>

Hall, Wayne wrote:
> Hi. I am not sure where to go with this (Windows XP Pro SP2). I
> unzipped the file, reviewed the manual, but still can't
> figure out how to get tcptrace working.
> I am not used to using make files (but I have used them in the past). I
> can't seem to locate a make program so I am assuming the tcptrace.exe
> file from the zip file ( is good to go. When I go to
> a DOS prompt and type tcptrace then hit Enter I get this error:
> C:\Install\TCPTrace>tcptrace
> 2 [unknown (0x1408)] ? 1052 init_cheap: Couldn't reserve space for
> cygwin's heap, Win32 error 487
> C:\Install\TCPTrace\tcptrace.exe: *** AllocationBase 0x830000,
> BaseAddress 0xAA0000, RegionSize 0x32000, State 0x1000

Windows XP service pack 2 broke the tcptrace build that we have on
the website. That's OK, because that version of tcptrace is broken
in more ways than I'd like to count - so you shouldn't run it
anyway. You're going to need to figure out how to build it from
source (I think there's a document on how to do this somewhere,
either in the source code tarball or on the website, but I could be
wrong)... No one currently working on the tcptrace project has any
knowledge or interest in windows, so there aren't up-to-date
binaries for it.


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