Media Gateway Control Protocol (MGCP)

Media Gateway Control Protocol (MGCP) is a protocol used within a distributed Voice over IP system. Details on wikipedia


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Protocol dependencies

Example traffic

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The MGCP dissector is fully functional.

Preference Settings

Example capture file

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Display Filter

A complete list of MGCP display filter fields can be found in the display filter reference

Show only the MGCP based traffic:


Capture Filter

You cannot directly filter MGCP protocols while capturing. However, if you know the port used (see above), you can filter on that one.

Capture only the MGCP traffic over the TCP port (2427):

 tcp port 2427 

External links


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