Wireshark-users: Re: [Wireshark-users] file format question
On Aug 22, 2011, at 10:08 PM, János Löbb wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> I do this on an Ubuntu 10.04 server:
> 
> [email protected]:~# 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 ?
I guess you want to store the packets in .pcap format. This requires
a -w /tmp/tcpdump.pcap argument...

Best regards
Michael
> 
> Thanks ahead,
> 
> János
> 
> 
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