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I have two servers that act as application servers. When I run wireshark on one of the servers the telnet data packets show up. But when I run wireshark on the other server they don't. I can see the TCP handshake but not the data packets. I have uninstalled and reinstalled wireshark several times. I know the packets are there because a lot of users are using that server and I see the handshakes.

What should I look at?

asked 21 Jan '11, 12:02

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Have a look at the settings of the driver of your network card. It is probably configured to do some offloading. That often makes data packets slip past the capturing code.

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answered 21 Jan '11, 12:18

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I looked and that option was not there. Both machines have the network cards configured the same. I dont think that is it, thanks for the answer!

(21 Jan '11, 12:31) PAML

Another thing that could be in the way like this are VPN drivers...

(21 Jan '11, 12:38) SYN-bit ♦♦

These are physical machines not virtual machines, is that what you mean?

(21 Jan '11, 12:50) PAML

:-) No, I meant software that makes a Virtual Private Network connection (VPN). They also nest themselves in the Networking stack which can get in the way of the capturing mechanism.

(21 Jan '11, 12:58) SYN-bit ♦♦

how do I check that. The machines were set up the same, at least that is what the server guys said. LOL

(21 Jan '11, 13:02) PAML
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