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

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how to calculate packet loss from a binary TCPDUMP file

Our connection to just one remote server on port 80 over the internet is not working properly. (From time to time it is working and sometimes not) It must be some kind of packet loss, because from ...
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iptables drop packet by hex string match

I got this packet captured with tcpdump but I'm not sure how to use the --hex-string param to match the packet. Can someone show me how to do it? 11:18:26.614537 IP (tos 0x0, ttl 17, id 19245, offset ...
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DNS resolve timeout on RHEL 6.3 behind firewall

I have a server running Red Hat 6.3 Enterprise inside a VMWare virtual machine. There's a Juniper SSG 5 firewall sitting between the server and the Internet. I'm trying to diagnose what it looks like ...
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How can I read pcap files in a friendly format?

a simple cat on the pcap file looks terrible: $cat tcp_dump.pcap ?ò????YVJ? JJ ?@@.?E<??@@ ?CA??qe?U????иh? .Ceh?YVJ?? JJ ?@@.?E<??@@ CA??qe?U????еz?...
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how to split a pcap file into a set of smaller ones

I have a huge pcap file (generated by tcpdump). When I try to open it in wireshark, the program just gets unresponsive. Is there a way to split a file in set of smaller ones to open them one by one? ...
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Cheap way to detect client round trip times for http

I am trying to figure out a way to detect round trip times for each IP that connects to port 80 on my server. What is a good way to do this? There are far to many connections, and pinging each ip is ...
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Pings from VPN network to VPN client work; pings into from VPN client to VPN network fail - why?

We are in the process of setting up an OpenVPN server for some servers running in a cloud. We are stumped with a connectivity problem whereby the hosts on the VPN server's LAN can ping te VPN client, ...
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Extracting SSL certificates from the network or pcap files

I will appreciate if someone can point me to a tool or approach to extract SSL/TLS certificates from live HTTPS connections (directly from the network) or from a network trace file (pcap file). I ...
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Why Packet Loss AFTER tcpdump has logged the packet?

We encounter some strange packet loss and want to know the reason for this. We have an imageserver and a server for stressing the imageserver. Both are located in the same datacenter First we run a ...
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IPv6 DNS Lookup

I am trying to prevent a webserver to do IPv6 lookups (AAAA) to the DNS-server. The webserver has no IPv6 addresses set-up on the interfaces. Disabling IPv6 in sysctl.conf had no impact either, the ...
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TLS Error: Handshake failed. Openvpn Server is behind NAT on dynamic ip

this is a common problem that appears easily in searches and seems to be related to the firewall , yet I can't seem to figure out how to fix it. I have actually asked before, but this time I come back ...
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Is it possible to run 2 concurrent tcpdump with different options?

I need to run 2 concurrent tcpdump commands with different arguments/options. Why ? Because we wrote some long long scripts compatible with following options : tcpdump -ixenbr0 -s 400 -n -A 'port sip ...
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How to get http requests details in a tcpdump?

I am trying to get a tcpdump trace of some http requests. Here is what I got so far (I replaced the real IP addresses with REMOTE and LOCAL): C:\>Windump -na -i 3 ip host REMOTE and ip src LOCAL ...
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Capture all mysql requests/responses and caculate the response time using tcpdump

I need to capture all mysql requests/responses using tcpdump and after that need to find out which response related to which request in order to caculate the response time of each request. I used the ...