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I've installed rc8.0. I'm highly interested in packet comment feature. When I add a comment to a packet and then save the file, packet comment is not saved in the file. This lack makes packet comment feature much less interesting to me.

Is it planned to implement saving packet comment within file?

asked 07 Jun '12, 00:17

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C Pietquin
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Hi, is it that you did not save it in the new pcap file format ".pcapng", because the older .pcap does not save comments..?

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answered 07 Jun '12, 01:49

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You're right.

I've also changed Capture preference by activating "Capture packets in pcap-ng format". That makes pcap-ng the default file format.

Many thanks for your quick answer.

(07 Jun '12, 02:06) C Pietquin

I believe that the new version picked up on your existing preferences when you installed it. A clean install (or one where you opt to remove personal preferences when upgrading) will have pcap-ng as the default file format.

(07 Jun '12, 04:28) grahamb ♦

The fix for bug 7222 will also, once implemented, make it obvious to users if they are trying to save to a capture file format that doesn't support comments.

(07 Jun '12, 06:50) JeffMorriss ♦
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