This wiki has been migrated to https://gitlab.com/wireshark/wireshark/-/wikis/home and is now deprecated. Please use that site instead.
Differences between revisions 9 and 10
Revision 9 as of 2008-04-12 17:51:45
Size: 1520
Editor: localhost
Comment: converted to 1.6 markup
Revision 10 as of 2008-05-26 15:15:21
Size: 1517
Editor: JaapKeuter
Comment: Fix wiretap link
Deletions are marked like this. Additions are marked like this.
Line 28: Line 28:
Wireshark handles all capture file I/O in the [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewcvs/viewcvs.py/trunk/wiretap/|wiretap]] library. You'll find further details about the libpcap file format in the source code files wiretap/libpcap.c and .h :-) Wireshark handles all capture file I/O in the [[http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/index.py/trunk/wiretap/|wiretap]] library. You'll find further details about the libpcap file format in the source code files wiretap/libpcap.c and .h :-)

libpcap file format (.pcap)

The libpcap file format is used by a wide range of open (and closed) source programs.

History

The current libpcap file format version 2.4 is available for quite a long time now.

Programs supporting this file type

Timestamps

The common timestamp resolution is 1 µs. A special libpcap format is available (supported by Wireshark only), providing 1 ns timestamp resolution.

Wireshark

The libpcap support is fully functional. Wireshark supports reading and writing of this format.

Wireshark handles all capture file I/O in the wiretap library. You'll find further details about the libpcap file format in the source code files wiretap/libpcap.c and .h :-)

Example capture file

XXX - Add a simple example capture file to the SampleCaptures page and link from here (see below). Keep this file short, it's also a good idea to gzip it to make it even smaller, as Wireshark can open gzipped files automatically.

Discussion

FileFormatReference/libpcap (last edited 2008-05-26 15:15:21 by JaapKeuter)