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I am debugging a local ethernet connection on a Linux machine. I want to inspect the ethernet packets as they travel. in and out current machines' interfaces. I do not have a GUI on the machine. Is there tool to do this?

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As luck would have it, there are indeed tools to do such a thing:

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I am using Linux over a command line, WireShark as a GUI tool doesn't seem to meet the requirement. –  steveyang Apr 5 '12 at 3:10
    
@yangchenyun updated my post. Wireshark will still work and so will tcpdump. –  Wesley Apr 5 '12 at 3:14
    
...and you can still run it on a remote GUI display, and you can import tcpdump files.... –  symcbean Apr 5 '12 at 9:02

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