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Wireshark-users: [Wireshark-users] Upgraded wireshark to 1.2.6 but now old pcap files cannot be r

From: Kok-Yong Tan <ktan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2010 21:29:52 -0400
I've just upgraded wireshark via MacPorts to version 1.2.6 on a PPC MacOS 10.4.11 system with Xcode 2.5 installed. Previous pcap files which were readable in prior versions suddenly cannot be read. I'm getting this error:

The capture file appears to be damaged or corrupt (pcap: File has 4294901760-byte packet, bigger than maximum of 65535)

Does something need to be tweaked in Wireshark since this pcap file has been untouched. It also gives me a similar error (the number of 4294901760 just changes) if I download a sample pcap file from <>.

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