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I am unable to decode certain SS7 messages coming from an SMLC to an MSC in 3G scenario. Can Wire shark tool help in this?

asked 25 Jan '11, 05:12

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That will depend on several things such as can your analyser save its trace in a format such as .pcap that Wireshark understands and does Wireshark have an SS7 dissector.

I have often exported D channel decodes from an anlayser called "Mty Eye" for E1 protocols such as DPNSS & Q.Sig. Wireshark does have good decoders for these and with careful use of custom columns, you can get somewhere near that of your own analyser's expert software.

I have also posted a development request in bugzilla to see if it is possible to get a TDM version of "VoIP Calls" to give a CDR style output with facilities to filter & graph TDM calls in a similar way to "VoIP Calls".

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answered 25 Jan '11, 07:42

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Is there any suggestion for E1/T1 PCI Card which provides pcap output for all the D Channels? Looking forward for a solution which will give pcap so that we can analyze the SS7 protocol with wireshark.

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answered 06 Nov '12, 20:20

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Some old info can be found here updates welcome.

(06 Nov '12, 20:54) Anders ♦

Any updates on this. As this details are not applicable today, as far as I have searched.

(07 Nov '12, 02:40) rolland
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