Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Capture File Archive
From: Guy Harris <[email protected]>
Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2012 10:24:51 -0700
On Jul 31, 2012, at 7:58 AM, [email protected] wrote:

> in a Q&A question (http://ask.wireshark.org/questions/9180/strip-off-gtp-headers), Chris Maynard suggested to provide the caputre files that have been uploaded to bugs.wireshark.org in a similar way as pcapr.net does.

If robots can upload captures to pcapr.net, one way to provide them in a similar way to pcapr.net is to upload the non-private ones to pcapr.net....  (If we had our own viewer, we'd presumably not include the private ones there.)

I don't know whether pcapr.net accepts files that aren't in pcap (or pcap-ng?) format, however; the bug database has a number of non-pcap/non-pcap-ng captures.

pcapr.net *does*, however, impose "a restriction of 4048 KB or 500 packets in the uploaded pcap", so that might not work for all the captures in the bug database.

> I like the idea, as it sometimes can help to troubleshoot issues with dissectors. Currently the capture files are available through the bugs interface anyway, but they are not classified (what protocol is used)

Presumably you mean "what protocols are used", as pcapr doesn't take captures with a *single* protocol, they tag them with all the protocols used.