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Wireshark-users: Re: [Wireshark-users] Memory question

From: M K <gedropi@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2010 07:23:46 -0800
Are you in promiscuous mode?  That consumes more.

On 3/25/10, János Löbb <janos.lobb@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi,
> I thought that when I dedicate a file for the capture, the program
> will not run out of memory, but rather from time to time writes the
> captured data to this file.  Yesterday I tried to capture as much as I
> could on a PC with windows XP SP3 on it using WireShark 1.2.6 but
> after some 20 minutes the program stopped and told it is out of
> memory.  The data was in the file, but even after restarting the PC I
> was unable to open it.  WireShark again posted an out of memory
> message.  Looks to me that Wireshark wants to read all the content
> into real memory and it fails.  The size of the file is 321.9MB.  The
> machine is a 1.4Ghz Pentium 4 with 384MB of RAM
> Is there any setting I can change to be able to open the file and work
> with it ?  How folks are doing lengthier captures, like multiple hours ?
> Thanks ahead,
> János
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