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I would like to be able to have Wireshark do a capture at 0200 for approx 2 minutes to see where a 4MB stream is coming from. Is there a way to start and stop Wireshark at certain time of day?

asked 07 Dec '10, 09:53

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Sure: Schedule a 'dumpcap' job for 02:00 (method depending upon your OS: windows/at; linux/cron, etc).

(Dumpcap is the Wireshark component which actually does a capture).

See the dumpcap man pages for info on limiting the amount of data which is captured.

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answered 07 Dec '10, 10:36

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