This is our old Q&A Site. Please post any new questions and answers at

Hello guys, I have a question. I have tried the Remote Packet Capture from Local Windows to a Remote Linux machine. But i can't do the same from a Local Linux machine. I have found the facts, like

  1. In the help page of dumpcap ( i.e. the output of ./dumpcap -h) there is no option for Remote Capture ( like -A for authentication ).
  2. If I give the interface of the Remote machine directly ( i.e. by simply writing "rpcap://ip_address/interface_name" ) in the Local Linux machine's Wireshark GUI, it gives error.

I want to know that is Remote capture POSSIBLE from a Local Linux to Remote Linux ?


asked 03 Aug '12, 07:44

baila's gravatar image

accept rate: 0%

closed 03 Aug '12, 08:54

grahamb's gravatar image

grahamb ♦

This is currently being worked on in your other question here

(03 Aug '12, 08:54) grahamb ♦

"This is currently being worked on in your other question here"

-- does it mean that this question is under process or being discussed on the mentioned link?

(03 Aug '12, 09:07) baila

I mean that this seems to be a very close duplicate of your other question and help is still being provided by others for that question.

Having duplicates, or very similar questions isn't helpful for other users looking for answers.

(04 Aug '12, 07:07) grahamb ♦

The question has been closed for the following reason "Duplicate Question" by grahamb 03 Aug '12, 08:54

Follow this question

By Email:

Once you sign in you will be able to subscribe for any updates here



Answers and Comments

Markdown Basics

  • *italic* or _italic_
  • **bold** or __bold__
  • link:[text]( "title")
  • image?![alt text](/path/img.jpg "title")
  • numbered list: 1. Foo 2. Bar
  • to add a line break simply add two spaces to where you would like the new line to be.
  • basic HTML tags are also supported

Question tags:


question asked: 03 Aug '12, 07:44

question was seen: 2,803 times

last updated: 04 Aug '12, 07:07

p​o​w​e​r​e​d by O​S​Q​A