Wireshark-users: [Wireshark-users] file format question
From: János Löbb <janos.lobb@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2011 16:08:56 -0400

I do this on an Ubuntu 10.04 server:

root@doppio:~# tcpdump -c1000 net xxx.yy.zz.0/24 > /tmp/tcpdump.pcap
tcpdump: verbose output suppressed, use -v or -vv for full protocol decode
listening on eth0, link-type EN10MB (Ethernet), capture size 96 bytes
1000 packets captured
1058 packets received by filter

Then I copy it down to my Mac where I have wireshark installed. Version 1.3.4 (SVN Rev 32340 from /trunk)

In the finder the file gets the right icon.  When I double click it, Wireshark is thinking for a few seconds, than puts this message up:

The file "/Volumes/Home/janos/tcpdump.pcap" isn't a capture file in a format Wireshark understands.

So the question is how should I do the tcpdump on Ubuntu to be able to open it in Wireshark on my Mac ?

Thanks ahead,