Wireshark-users: Re: [Wireshark-users] ring buffer ?
Hello Jeff,

We've just upgraded to version 0.99.4 and the problem is gone ! 
Maybe something was wrong in 0.99.3a or maybe we made an error in making
the package ??

Regards,
Kitty

-----Original Message-----
From: [email protected]
[mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Jeff Morriss
Sent: woensdag 6 december 2006 4:02
To: Community support list for Wireshark
Subject: Re: [Wireshark-users] ring buffer ?


Hi Kitty,

Well, I was using Linux because that's what I have at home.  I tried on 
Solaris (not that the OS should matter) using 0.99.2 today and it worked

fine.  E.g., this command line:

> wireshark -k -w /tmp/cap -b files:10 -b filesize:10 -i bge0

created 10 files of size ~10kb.

The only way I could get files of different sizes created was to add a 
time limit to each file, e.g.:

> wireshark -k -w /tmp/cap -b files:10 -b filesize:10000 -b duration:10
-i bge0

In this case Wireshark was creating files smaller than 10 Mb because the

"duration" limit fired before the "filesize" limit did.

Sorry, I'm not sure what could be wrong on your system...

Regards,
-Jeff

Janssens, Kitty wrote:
> By the way, if I use duration as stop condition (e.g. 10 files, switch
> to the next one every minute) then it works. But when I add the "-b
> files" option, it goes wrong.
>  
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: [email protected]
> [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Janssens,
> Kitty
> Sent: donderdag 30 november 2006 14:20
> To: Community support list for Wireshark
> Subject: Re: [Wireshark-users] ring buffer ?
> 
> Hello  Mr. Morriss,
> 
> I've just tried capturing (without using a named pipe or any of my
> software) directly on a link, by setting the multiple files option in
> the "capture options" menu.
> The result is the same : 1st file is OK, the next ones are 1 message
> each.
> Did you do your test on solaris ? Or doesn't that have any influence ?
> 
> Kitty
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: [email protected]
> [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Jeff
Morriss
> Sent: dinsdag 28 november 2006 14:54
> To: Community support list for Wireshark
> Subject: Re: [Wireshark-users] ring buffer ?
> 
> Janssens, Kitty wrote:
>> I'm working with version 0.99.3a on Solaris (see version.txt).
>>  
>> I try to tell wireshark to work with a ring buffer, like this :
>>  
>> wireshark -k -w output -b files:10 -b filesize:10 -i 
>> /PLAT/data/ss7monitoring/online/k5_0005.pipe -o 
>> gui.window_title:"V1.0.60_ProfileID_5" --display=...
>> But this doesn't seem to work. The first file is OK, but then 
>> wireshark creates a lot of small files :
>>  
>> -rw-------   1 be083074 cc_users   10376 nov 23  2006 
>> output_00001_20061123131915
>> -rw-------   1 be083074 cc_users     110 nov 23  2006 
>> output_00002_20061123131935
>> -rw-------   1 be083074 cc_users     144 nov 23  2006 
>> output_00003_20061123131935
>> -rw-------   1 be083074 cc_users     110 nov 23  2006 
>> output_00004_20061123131935
>> -rw-------   1 be083074 cc_users     144 nov 23  2006 
>> output_00005_20061123131935
>> -rw-------   1 be083074 cc_users      24 nov 23  2006 
>> output_00006_20061123131935
>>
>>  
>> I found Bug 895 that seems to describe this problem, but it also says

>> that this is solved in version 0.99.2.
>>  
>> Am I doing something wrong or is this bug not fixed in the version I 
>> use ??
> As you noted, that bug should have been fixed already.
> 
> I just tried the current SVN version and didn't see the problem: each 
> output file is about 10k.  I don't think anything has changed in this 
> area between 0.99.3 and the current SVN version so I can't explain the

> behavior you're seeing.

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