How does this forum suggest people at least refer to sample capture files they might have. From what it seems the forum software doesn't allow uploading such attachments. What are some good alternatives? While many of us have our own web servers to make this relatively easy, this doesn't work for the average Joe.
asked 02 Dec '10, 23:26
edited 11 Jul '17, 13:08
Guy Harris ♦♦
I just thought about Google Docs, and that seems to work well. (Sharing a SNMP capture here - snmp.pcap )
Either way, just as with the mailing list, submitters need to make sure sensitive information about their network isn't made public.
answered 03 Dec '10, 15:39
As a possible alternative, you can rename the capture file as a
This should work for small capture files up to 10MB, and the "image" above is an example to test if this actually does work. EDIT: It does work, but you need to right-click and choose Copy instead of Save As and then paste it locally (using IE), or right-click and choose View Image, File -> Save Page As (using Firefox).
If you'd prefer an actual image to be displayed, it's also possible to combine an actual image (perhaps a screenshot of your capture file) with a compressed capture file into a merged file that still appears to be the original image file. There are several youtube videos that illustrate how to do this, such as:
The basic steps are:
I've also attached an image created in this manner, which appears below as a screenshot. To extract the capture file from it (instructions provided using 7-zip):
The advantage of using this method is that you don't need to create an account elsewhere and all capture files are archived locally. The disadvantage is that the file size is limited and there's a bit of extra work involved with uploading/downloading the capture file(s).
answered 11 Jul '17, 12:41
edited 04 Jan '19, 10:53