To monitor HTTP traffic between a server and a web server, I'm currently using
tcpdump. This works fine, but I'd like to get rid of some superfluous data in the output (I know about
wireshark, but they're not readily available in my environment).
tcpdump man page:
To print all IPv4 HTTP packets to and from port 80, i.e. print only packets that contain data, not, for example, SYN and FIN packets and ACK-only packets.
tcpdump 'tcp port 80 and (((ip[2:2] - ((ip&0xf)<<2)) - ((tcp&0xf0)>>2)) != 0)'
sudo tcpdump -A 'src example.com and tcp port 80 and (((ip[2:2] - ((ip&0xf)<<2)) - ((tcp&0xf0)>>2)) != 0)'
provides the following output:
19:44:03.529413 IP 184.108.40.206.http > 10.0.1.6.52369: Flags [P.], seq 918827135:918827862, ack 351213824, win 4316, options [nop,nop,TS val 4093273405 ecr 869959372], length 727
E.....@....... ....P..6.0.........D...... __..e=3...__HTTP/1.1 200 OK Server: Apache/2.2.3 (Red Hat) Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8 Date: Sat, 14 Nov 2009 18:35:22 GMT Age: 7149
<HTML> <HEAD> <TITLE>Example Web Page</TITLE> </HEAD> <body>
<p>You have reached this web page ...</p> </BODY> </HTML>
This is nearly perfect, except for the highlighted part. What is this, end -- more importantly -- how do I get rid of it? Maybe it's just a little tweak to the expression at the end of the command?