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Hello i want to use some traffic measurement software to study self similarity of a network. The measurement will be the traffic in the core switch. I know wireshark can capture the traffic in the interface only but not the whole traffic in the switch/router. Does wireshark support SNMP or not? Can i capture the traffic in the switch using wire shark. [email protected]

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asked 12 Mar '13, 23:37

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Wireshark is not a network monitoring tool, it is a packet analysis tool. Wireshark can produce some statistics about the traffic in a capture, but this is not the same as all the traffic across a switch.

Wireshark can dissect snmp packets, but doesn't originate snmp requests, nor collate the results of snmp responses in a fancy graph.

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answered 13 Mar '13, 02:56

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thank you for helping me

(05 May '13, 08:02) Ashraf

Please see my answer to this similar question:

http://ask.wireshark.org/questions/18789/detecting-bottleneck-devices

Regards
Kurt

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answered 13 Mar '13, 04:33

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thank you for helping me out

(05 May '13, 08:01) Ashraf
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