Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Feeding data to Wireshark in real time
From: Guy Harris <[email protected]>
Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2010 23:48:16 -0700
On Mar 16, 2010, at 10:11 PM, Jaap Keuter wrote:

> That's called a pipe.

To give some more detail:

if the application writes a pcap file (complete with file header!) to a named pipe, you can have Wireshark or TShark capture from that named pipe, by giving the pathname of the named pipe as the name of the network interface on which to capture.