Wireshark-users: Re: [Wireshark-users] tshark stop capturing after a certain amount of packets be
Yes, that would be my immediate thought too, have you tried setting up a ring buffer to see if you can get past that.
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Subject: Re: [Wireshark-users] tshark stop capturing after a certain
amount of packets being captured !
From: Bill Meier <[email protected]>
Date: Thu, August 13, 2009 9:18 pm
To: Community support list for Wireshark
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Amir Najafi-Ardabili wrote:
> Hi,
> I am using tshark to capture packets:
> tshark -q
> I want tshark to keep capturing but unfortunately it automatically stops
> capturing after a short period of time:
> debian:/home/worldamity# tshark -q
> Running as user "root" and group "root". This could be dangerous.
> Capturing on eth0
> 36534 packets dropped
> 18707990 packets captured
> do you have any idea how to fix this problem?

Hmm.... Almost 19M packets; I'm guessing out-of-memory.

Please see http://wiki.wireshark.org/KnownBugs/OutOfMemory.

Also: please don't cross-post to multiple Wireshark lists.

Thanks !

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