Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] regarding memory failure in wireshark
From: "Speck, Michael" <[email protected]>
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2008 14:21:06 +0100
Hi Prashanth,

AFAIK, Wireshark uses as much memory as it could allocate by your
The longer Wireshark runs the more memory is used. 

There are several solutions:
First, you could install more RAM to your PC and/or increase the size of
virtual (swap) memory. A second option is to use more then one capture
files in a ring buffer fashion limiting each file's size to a reasonable
(for your system) length. This could be easily configured in Wiresharks
capture start dialog. A third option would be to capture only some bytes
of each packet, but that is often not a good idea, especially if you are
interested in the packet data.


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Subject: [Wireshark-dev] regarding memory failure in wireshark

Hi all,
When i run the wireshark for some time to capture live traffic the
wireshark runs out of memory. Is it possible to configure wireshark so
as to allocate more memory for the buffers?
Is there any tool that supports catpuring packets for more memory than
the  wireshark?