Packet capture is the act of capturing data packets crossing a computer network. Packet capture can be: Deep packet capture (headers & payload), or partial packet capture (headers only).

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monitor network packet rate per IP

my problem is that I've got a report that my IP was used in a DOS attack. Problem is that I do not know which computer is infected and the attack is not active anymore. Is there simple Linux tool for ...
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Tcpdump on ec2 not seeing all packets

I'm running tcpdump on an Amazon EC2 instance to monitor HTTP traffic going to Nginx (this is just a test box, the only resource is the example test page). Running tcpdump with the command # ...
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Compressing the output of tshark when in multiple files mode

I'm running tshark to dump wireless traffic. I am currently running in multiple files mode, splitting output into 50MB chunks. Is there any way to also have these 50MB chunks compressed with something ...
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“tshark: There are no interfaces on which a capture can be done” in Amazon Linux AMI

My goal is to capture packets with tshark in Amazon Linux AMI. While typing tshark in the command line there's an error: "tshark: There are no interfaces on which a capture can be done" How to ...
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Capturing packets via l7filter

As a part of my Ph. D study, I compile linux-2.6.28 kernel to support in-kernel l7filtering capabilities. I'm adding a single rule to iptables with the following: iptables -t mangle -A PREROUTING -m ...
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What is the best way/tool to analyze raw data(network stats) from Simulation?

After running a simulation(using a simulator(QualNet)) of a simulated network I end up with ip stats stored in a database, I then extract the data to a csv file So now I have 750mb of raw network ...
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Simultaneously filter and merge pcap files

Has anyone written a utility that simultaneously filters and merges many pcap-format packet capture files? tshark and tcpdump filter but don't merge, mergecap merges but doesn't filter. I am trying ...
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server is not responding on SYN packets

On the attached tcp dump, the first two SYN packets (#21800 and 21801) came to the server, however SYN ACK was sent for the second SYN. Is that correct behaviour? My understanding is that the client ...
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user agent in http or https request

Is there any way that I can differentiate, the HTTP or HTTPS packets are coming from browser or not ? specially for https request.There is User-Agent field in packet in Http,but I could not found ...
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Wireshark seems to ignore my filters

I'm trying to make use of Wireshark 1.10.6 for Windows and I want to only capture the traffic to port 443 (to diagnose some weird HTTPS problems I'm having). So I open Capture -> Capture Filters... ...
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Network card capable of capturing a tonne of packets and not dropping them?

Edit: Our server is trying to capture packets at between 500-600Mb/s, but is dropping packets 'due to kernel'. Data is being written to SSDs, and isn't bottleneck there. What things should I look ...
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Meraki VPN Traffic Capture

We have multiple offices interconnected via VPN using Meraki switches. I've been looking around and can't seem to find a way, but was thinking it's possible. Is it possible for me to put my desktop on ...
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syn flood attack — packet hits on shared ip

How can I dump the TCP packets to get a better idea to know which website is being attacked? Here is what I have in my logs: May 4 23:10:26 host kernel: [2130002.635000] Firewall: *SYNFLOOD ...
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Filter ip traffic based on certain packet bits

I want to capture ip traffic at a linux machine based on the following bpf filter: ether[45]=0x11 and ether[68]=0x34 Incoming traffic is around 20Gbps and the filter discards 95% of the traffic. As ...
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Filtering inbound traffic without knowing the destination subnet

I have a linux machine configured as a router with two interfaces facing LAN A and LAN B. I want to filter traffic passing from LAN A to LAN B (inbound traffic) using tcpdump, but I don't have the ...
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Log http data in unique files using tcpick

I'm trying to use tcpick to log http data in unique files (client and server mixed together). This is one of the examples from tcpick's man page: $ tcpick -i eth0 "port 80" -wRub I expected this to ...
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Capturing network traffic (rtmp) between VMs or using loopback in the same VM using wireshark

I need to to capture RTMP traffic between two virtual machines (server and client) or atleast have the server and client on the same machine and capture the traffic. I am able to capture the traffic ...
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Why is my chunked request removing the trailing CRLF?

I've just spent the past 10 hours trying to figure out why my http request was failing when I did a request.Content.ReadAsMultipartAsync().Result.Contents It kept returning the error: Unexpected ...
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Suggestions on how to capture network connections/traffic for determining browser/SSL versions?

Note that I posted this Q to the StackExchange InfoSec site, but its not as populated as ServerFault and this is more on the technical side of network collection for web services. I've started ...
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Redirect Default Gateway Traffic in Linux to File

I am trying to troubleshoot one of my linux servers (ubuntu server). Therefore I want to intercept all traffic that is sent to the default gateway and then write it to a file: preferably some kind of ...
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Is there a tool to do packet mirroring in CentOS 5.9?

I know iptables + xtables can do it in more recent versions using the TEE target supplied by the xtables-addon package for iptables. However, the kernel in CentOS 5.9 is 2.6.18 and this version is not ...
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Is Snort able to efficiently demux and log large HTTP POST requests?

I'm trying to debug some failed HTTP POST requests containing large file uploads (~500 MB). The end-user is receiving strange HTTP responses that are not being logged in either varnish's varnishncsa ...
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How to add TDS support to tshark?

How to add TDS (knowledge about MS SQL Server packets' structure) support for tshark? Currently, the situation is this: root@DEV:/# tshark -d . 2>&1| grep -i tds root@DEV:/# I.e: tshark does not ...
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Early tear down of communication

I have an application which performs an LDAP search which works in one domain but not in the other, when analyzing the packets sent between the application server and the domain controller being ...