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Hi all,

I am using tshark to sniff HTTP content on a very busy server and I see that the CPU usage of the tshark process is very high.

This is the command line I am using:

tshark.exe -i3 -l -f "tcp port 80" -O http -d tcp.port==80,http -o "ip.use_geoip:FALSE" -R "not tcp.analysis.duplicate_ack" -T fields -e -e tcp.port -e http.request.full_uri -e http.request.method -e http.response.code -e http.response.phrase -e http.content_length -e data -e text -E separator=;2>&0

Is there anything I can do to get the same result - but with better performance? Can anyone point to any part of the command line that might be the reason for the high CPU usage?



asked 04 Mar '13, 11:34

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Wow, this is some tshark command line. I assume you need the -l because you pipe the output to another tool or script? I think you can leave out the -O http bit, since you later on as for specific fields using -T. I also think you can leave out the -d tcp.port==80,http bit, it's rather obvious tcp port 80 traffic is HTTP, at least that's what the HTTP dissector assumes. I'm not sure these would improve performance though. I recon taking out the -R filter would.

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answered 04 Mar '13, 15:00

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Is there anything I can do to get the same result - but with better performance?

please try this:

tshark.exe -n -i3

instead of

tshark.exe -i3


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answered 05 Mar '13, 12:26

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Hi Kurt, Thanks for this tip. Is the order of the options actually important too? Must -n be before -i3? Thanks David

(05 Mar '13, 12:41) David Sackstein

The order does not matter.

(05 Mar '13, 12:48) Kurt Knochner ♦
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