tcpdump is a CLI tool for capturing and displaying packets sent and received by network devices.

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Analyzing TCPDUMP results for failed request

I'm making http POST calls to a database every 30 seconds, both the server and database are on the same host. Every 5 minutes or so, I get an error back from the endpoint indicating that the request ...
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How to trace TIME_WAIT sessions using tcpdump (or similar tool)

I have a server with large number of TIME_WAIT sessions. These are sessions that the server closed, but the client didn't close. I want to analyze a sample session, to understand what happens there. ...
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Determine originating process for outbound traffic

I can see that my server is sending out a lot of traffic. If I go to netstat -apln | grep httpd I can see that all the traffic is going to one IP. Is there a way I can see what script / file is ...
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Tcpdump maximum split file size

I refer to this thread : how to split a pcap file into a set of smaller ones I have tried to use the command tcpdump -r old_file -w new_files -C 4096 and tcpdump returns tcpdump: invalid file size ...
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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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tcpdump truncates to 1472 bytes useful data in UDP packets during the capture

I am writing an application which work with network. To perform some tests I need to reproduce the flow which I had a day before. But at the same time it is not allowed to stop the current working ...
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Only capture HTTP post requests through tcpdump

For security purposes we want to list all POST requests URI's that are used in our applications (so we would disable POST through mod_security except for those URI's). The idea is to use tcpdump to ...
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TCP Dump, cannot understand these 4 lines?

I need support understanding these 4 lines. looks like tcp dump but im actully not understanding what exactly is happening here. 13:13:22.407445 IP 192.168.246.128.54955 > 192.168.246.13.80: S ...
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multicast packets: when are they received with the receivers ip and when with a multicast ip

I am trying to connect 2 computers running jack for audio re-routing. Jack communicates through multicast packets on address 225.3.19.154 (port 19000) by default. I have successfully connected linux ...
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An already acknowledged data sequence number is coming back as null byte repeatedly

There is a transaction processing server (TP-Server) to which my application (Client) connects to. We are seeing a strange packet sequence where in the TP-Server is sending a PUSH packet with a null ...
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Tcpdump advanced filters

i want ask for command can Get only the IPs have more then 1 connection with different source port xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:X | xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:Y (example) if IP1 has connection to server with Src Port X ...
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Is it Possible to Capture All HTTP Packets to a Target IP on a subnet?

I've been trying to use tcpdump to capture packets to a target IP on my subnet, but am unable to do so successfully. I've tried: tcpdump -i eth0 net network-ip-address/27 -A and tcp port 80 But it ...
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What can possibly prevent tcpdump from showing request packets?

I am trying to debug a little SOAP issue. I am using a java web app to consume an API over a VPN. ping and telnet on the webservice server are fine.The Environment is aws ec2 for my app. I have no ...
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amazon ec2 ftp RETR hangs

The problem is with an Amazon ec2 instance "Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 7.0 (Maipo)" (kernel 3.10.0-123.6.3.el7.x86_64) When attempting to RETR a remote file the FTP client hangs indefinitely. I ...
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Packet captures: filtering on RX vs TX

I have a network problem where frames with a source MAC which matches with one of my host's source MACs are arriving at the host - an apparent duplicate MAC, or loop, or other L2 problem. I believe ...
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Use tcpdump to find interface errors

I looking for what's causing dropped packets on an interface: RX packets:9064457 errors:0 dropped:4736 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:6388938 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 I ...
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tcpdump on any interface does not support VLAN

I have tried the following command: tcpdump -i any vlan , on both Ubuntu 10.04 (kernel 2.6.32-36) and Ubuntu 12.04 (kernel 3.8.0-39) and got the following output: tcpdump: no VLAN support for data ...
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Need help examining tcpdump file to block attack

I need some help, my game server has been under fire with DoS attacks for 2 days now. Bandwidth attacks are no problem since I host with OVH and they are filtered out but my game server ports are ...
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tcpdump: decode packet starting at non-zero offset

I'm debugging a Linux embedded platform which has an interface where regular ethernet frames have an additional 82-octet platform header tacked on the front. I am able to sniff from this interface ...
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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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TCP packet which is absent in strace log

Can somebody give me ideas about following situation (Linux 2.6.18-348.4.1.el5 ): At some point tcpdump shows [FIN, ACK] packet sent from server port to local client strace log shows no socket ...
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Making TCP dump without packets loss

How to make a TCP dump where it is guaranteed that all the packets that really pass through the network are captured, and nothing is missed? Details: We have an issue with 3rd party vendor who ...
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Simple MASQUERADE NAT between 2 VM

I'm on a cloud service and I'm trying to set up NAT between two VM. I've never experienced issues in this simple step, but this time is different and I'm near to give up. The first VM had two ...
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weird bridge issue in KVM

on Centos 6.5 i have a bridge network connected to eth4 and my virtual machine (Centos6.5) running on KVM is also connected to that interface(vnet0) bridge name bridge id STP ...
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tcpdump show strange packet with incorrect src ip and dst ip

I have private LAN with > 100 servers, in which, I have 3 server: x.x.x.37: run memcache on port 11211 (called s37 for short) x.x.x.241: run an application server, which connect to memcache on ...
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How to decode custom port on tcpdump? [closed]

How do we capture/read pcap with option decode a custom port with tcpdump? For example 81 as http port.
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how to sniff from a remote machine? [closed]

I have a PC and a tablet that connected to a TP-Link ADSL modem. PROBLEM: I want to see the packets that send and receive from my modem not my PC( to see both wire and wireless packets) I search ...
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One second delay before tcpdump returns packets

Using Ubuntu, I'm trying to sync tcpdump sniffing with self-identifying "pings" from a client device. The problem is that getting precise starts and stops is made difficult by what looks like a ...
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tcpdump filter sequence number

I have captured a packet trace and would like to write a script that will allow me to isolate a matching pair of acknowledgement and Sequence packets(no other way to filter out all the other packets) ...
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How to capture contents of the first packet of TCP connections using tcpdump

I'm tasked with monitoring and debugging a SOAP web service, on network level. I can use tcpdump to capture the whole traffic coming from customers on port 80, but I can't limit the capture for every ...
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Massively large number of packets dropped by interface

I have a virtual machine on ESXi 5 acting as a firewall for a PBX, it is running vyatta. When I run tcpdump on any interface, I get some ridiculous numbers! e.g. 4 packets captured 402 packets ...
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tcpdump expression to show zero-byte ACKs?

I want to show zero-byte TCP keepalives sent and received. While this could be generally useful, in this particular case I want to prove that a change I made to the JDBC driver (adding ...
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tcpdump, display the data section

i am trying to display only the data section of an udp packet using tcpdump. In some other words, is it any way to filter the header section of the udp package? The below command sudo tcpdump ...
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How can I replay a TCP stream to my client

I need to do some validation testing of a new feed handler I have made. I have some pcap data that I captured from the production network and I would like to have my development feed handler connect ...
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Viewing the packet-size of an incoming IP

I have been looking for a sulution to this for a few hours. after no avail im asking for help here. I need to watch my incoming packets by Size. in a format similar to: IP SIZE I have tried ...
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Linux unfriendly IIS/ASP.NET :-) : Quick download on windows but slow on linux [closed]

This particular web site (gops.tay.be) serves objects quick if I try to request the page using windows, but I get them very slow if trying using linux. There is no difference if I use browser or curl: ...
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tcpdump Server Hello Certificate Filter

On a devices located between my local network and a router, (all the traffic pass through) I need to read the common name from Hello Server Certificate packet. So I'm trying to figure out how to get ...
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Why on linux machines, any packets do not pass except icmp, but correctly pass on windows

There is a cluster on proxmox. In a cluster have vm - configured router (pfsense). In the our net have Windows and Linux machines. There is the problem: Windows-machines have access to the internet, ...
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can’t get any data from tcpdump from https server where i actually get the response

When i access https://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:5432/, i can get reseponse from the server. (https with 5432, for test purpose). But when i do tcpdump on server ‘xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx’, it doesn’t show me anything ...
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identifying vlan packets using tcpdump

I'm trying to figure out the vlan tagged packets that my host receives or sends to other hosts. I tried tcpdump -i eth1 vlan 0x0070 But it didnt work. Has anyone tried to view the vlan ...
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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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Server sending packets every 5 minutes to 3 IPs

Been noticing in our firewall logs that three connections are being constantly established every 5 minutes from our web server and trying to send a packet to destination port 43 (whois port) cycling ...
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Routing traffic through a virtual machine [closed]

I have OpenWRT running in a virtual machine. It's network adapter is bridged to the host. Host ifconfig root@michael-VirtualBox:/home/michael/Scripts/python# ifconfig eth0 Link encap:Ethernet ...
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Recording network traffic on one linux box, transferring it to another in real time

I have a situation where I want to capture all of the network traffic on one Linux box (currently using tcpdump) but have that data transferred in real time to another Linux on a separate (but ...
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Tap0 not receiving traffic

I have created a tap device tap0 address 10.2.1.4 and added it to a host bridge br1 with address 10.2.1.1 I have "nc 10.2.1.4 -l 1234" running on the host and from another machine I do a "nc ...
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Random TCP Resets

We got randomly TCP "reset" error when we send request to remote server. Log from remote server Cisco TCP Connection Terminated,Nov 05 14:43:39 EST: %ASA-session-6-302014: Teardown TCP connection ...
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Tcpdump stops capturing wifi data while running in the background

I have a problem capturing wifi data using tcpdump while running in the background. OK, lets get some facts: my wifi-device is named wlan0 wlan0 is in monitor mode (that's what I want) I'm using ...
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pretty-printing IP packets [closed]

I'm receiving IP packets using the SLIP protocol, and I'd like to pretty-print them similarly to how tcpdump does it. My program is able to decode the SLIP protocol and create a single string ...
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tcpdump on a capture card

I have a server with a NT20E Capture Card (2x10Gb Packet Capture Card over PCI Express). I want to be able to dump the output to a pcap format but because this isn't listed as an ethX-interface ...
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Is there a way to explicitly set the maximum number of packets tcpdump will capture before terminating?

We have a small script that essentially does the following: A) Capture packets using tcpdump and pipe to output file. B) Run our own clean + sort script on output file. C) Display results using | ...