Hi, I am trying to use remote capturing between two machines running win7 32b. When I try to add a remote interface in Wireshark, I see the error "can't get the list of interfaces: getaddrinfo() the requested name is valid but no data of the requested type was found" How can I solve the problem?
asked 02 Oct '12, 05:56
edited 02 Oct '12, 07:10
To be able to do a remote capture this way you need to run rpdapd.exe on the other machine, which means that you need to install WinPCAP (which contains rpcapd.exe). This is necessary because Wireshark needs a capture process to connect to, and that process is rpcapd.
answered 02 Oct '12, 06:17
That's a windows API error, indicating that the name resolver on your Wireshark system was not able to resolve the specified name to a valid IP address (no A record or possibly the IPv6 AAA record returned first).
I suggest to test name resolving on the CLI. Open a DOS box and run these commands.
Where hostname is the same string you entered in the Wireshark GUI.
answered 08 Oct '12, 12:31
Kurt Knochner ♦