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Running WS 1.6.12(SVN REV 46251 from/Trunk -1.6) on W2K3 server, 4gig ram, Just doing basic capture from-to an IPAddress, buffer 10 meg, each file 10meg. After around 45 min (6meg file size) Wireshark crashes with C++ error. Found lots of errors related to C++ crashes when searching Google, but none matching my configs or even having a resolve for the issue. Any thoughts?

asked 06 Dec '12, 06:47

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(06 Dec '12, 09:12) Kurt Knochner ♦

Try doing the capture with dumpcap instead, since Wireshark might run into trouble with memory management if there's a lot of small packets (even though 6meg doesn't seem that much to cause a crash). Wireshark uses dumpcap to capture the packets anyway, so you could run it without Wireshark to avoid the memory overhead.

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answered 06 Dec '12, 07:28

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