Monotone Netsync (netsync)

The Monotone distributed version control system uses the Netsync protocol for communication.



Protocol dependencies

  • TCP: Typically, netsync uses TCP as its transport protocol. The well known TCP port for netsync traffic is 5253. Though IANA has assigned port 4691 to the protocol, which Monotone will soon migrate to.

Example traffic



The netsync dissector is (partially functional, dissecting of payload data isn't complete yet).

Preference Settings


Example capture file

Display Filter

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

Capture Filter

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

Capture only the netsync traffic over the default port (5253):

 tcp port 5253 

External links


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