interceptty (interceptty 0.5)
Copyright (c) 2000-2004 Scott W. Gifford
interceptty is a program that can sit between a real (or fake!) serial port and
an application, recording any communications between the application
and the device. It can also be used as a network serial server or client, to
provide an emulated serial port connected to a program, and for various other
It was written by Scott Gifford.
- Sun, Sep 5 2004
- Uploaded 0.6. Fix tragic bug in tty
permission setting code, which screwed up permissions on /dev/ptmx
when run as root, making a royal mess out of everything. Added some
more features useful for running as root, such as changing UID and GID,
and doing chroot(2). See NEWS for more details.
- Sat, Jul 7 2004
- Uploaded 0.5. Pty code is rewritten
to be more portable, based on OpenSSH's pty code. Now runs on newer
versions of Linux (with Unix98 PTYs), Linux with BSD-style PTYs, Solaris,
and OpenBSD. I've tested it on all of the systems I have access to;
it will probably run on other platforms with minor tweaks. If you get
it working on something else, please drop me an email!
- Sat, Jun 27 2004
- Uploaded 0.4. Many new features; see
NEWS. Many of these changes were sponsored
by my employer, the University
of Michigan, as part of my work on the wherefid project.
- Wed, May 3 2000
- Uploaded 0.3. Fixed another broken option.
- Mon, May 1 2000
- Uploaded 0.2b. Corrected incorrect copy
of COPYING, and made a few other cosmetic changes.
- Mon, May 1 2000
- Uploaded 0.2. Rewrote to use autoconf,
fixed a broken option switch.
- Thu, Apr 20 2000
- Uploaded 0.1b. Fixed small compilation problem.
- Tue, Apr 18 2000
- Uploaded 0.1. First release.
Download the most recent tarfile (interceptty-0.6.tar.gz). 95911 bytes.
See the file NEWS, included with this distribution.
- Some Linux kernel, Solaris kernel, or OpenBSD kernel. It may
work with other UNIXes, but I haven't
- A reasonable compiler and C library.
- Tested on:
- RedHat Linux 6.0
- RedHat Linux 7.3 (yes I still use 7.3 in 2004)
- Fedora Core 2 Linux
- Solaris 2.8
- OpenBSD 2.9
You can build interceptty with
Once you have done that, run 'interceptty' with no arguments for help.
Further documentation is included in the README and the manpage.
interceptty is copyrighted by Scott Gifford and is licensed through
the GNU General Public License. Read the COPYING
file for the complete license.