Wireshark-bugs: [Wireshark-bugs] [Bug 5982] New: Feature-request: Please support live-capture fr
Date: Wed, 1 Jun 2011 12:26:41 -0700 (PDT)
https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=5982

           Summary: Feature-request: Please support live-capture from
                    saved pcap file
           Product: Wireshark
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: Other
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: Enhancement
          Priority: Low
         Component: Wireshark
        AssignedTo: [email protected]
        ReportedBy: [email protected]


Build Information:
Version 1.2.11

Copyright 1998-2010 Gerald Combs <[email protected]> and contributors.
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO
warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

Compiled with GTK+ 2.20.1, (64-bit) with GLib 2.24.2, with libpcap 1.1.1, with
libz 1.2.3.4, with POSIX capabilities (Linux), with libpcre 8.2, with SMI
0.4.8,
with c-ares 1.7.3, with Lua 5.1, with GnuTLS 2.8.6, with Gcrypt 1.4.5, with MIT
Kerberos, with GeoIP, with PortAudio V19-devel (built Nov 25 2010), without
AirPcap.

Running on Linux 2.6.32-5-amd64, with libpcap version 1.1.1, GnuTLS 2.8.6,
Gcrypt 1.4.5.

Built using gcc 4.4.5.

Wireshark is Open Source Software released under the GNU General Public
License.

Check the man page and http://www.wireshark.org for more information.
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Hi, 

I am new here (but I'we been using Wireshark since the age of Ethereal, and
like it very much !)

Recently I started working on GNS3 network simulator, and one of our
features is to dump traffic to file and keep running.
The PCAP files on hard disk are being continuously updated / written.
Currently I must restart Wireshark GUI every time I wanna see the new
packets coming.

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One user (Guy Harris) answered:

"Live capture" involves dumpcap writing to a file *and* sending to
Wireshark/TShark, over a pipe, "there are N more packets" messages.

Would it be possible to add to dumpcap the ability to "capture from a file" ?

Thanks in advance,
-Technologov

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