ss filter state name 'listen' is implemented as 'listening'

Bug #815133 reported by SirG on 2011-07-23
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iproute (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

filter TCP state name LISTEN is documented as 'listen', but implementation only recognises 'listening'.

Additional suggestions:
SS filter documentation needs improvement:
- at least a summary of filter syntax should appear in the man page
- getting at the syntax should not require installing a separate package
- filter state names should be recognised in all canonical spellings (this is more for the implementation, not doc)
- case (in)sensitivity should be documented

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: iproute-doc 20100519-3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-10.46-generic-pae 2.6.38.7
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-10-generic-pae i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Sat Jul 23 12:54:07 2011
Dependencies:

InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Release i386 (20110427.1)
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=en_US:en
 PATH=(custom, user)
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: iproute
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

It would be really nice if you could work out a patch for the issues you've identified to update the manpage (which needs alot of love but receives very little)....

There are lots of other suggestions on topics to update the documentation for in the iproute2 package at http://bugs.debian.org/src:iproute if you feel inspired to work on some more while at it ....

Feel free to send your patches to me, the debian bug tracking system (where I'll pick them up and forward upstream) or even better the upstream mailing list. I don't think there are anyone looking after iproute in launchpad....

Stéphane Graber (stgraber) wrote :

Marking as wishlist on LP, though as Andreas said, it'd be best to get any change done upstream or at least in Debian as I'm not planning on maintaining Ubuntu deltas on this package.

Changed in iproute (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Wishlist

... and I'm not interesting in maintaining a delta in Debian (and prefer to not be your patch monkey forwarding stuff for you), so if you want to see any patches incorporated - get them merged by Stephen Hemminger! :)

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