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I have a 2 questions- 1. I need to a write a C program through which I need to monitor the network packets of the Tshark, in the LINUX. How could I do this?? 2. Is it possible to monitor the rate at which the packets are flowing in the network, if yes how could I do this.

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asked 26 Jun '13, 18:03

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Wireshark (and tshark) are packet analysers, not network traffic monitors. You are probably looking at the wrong tools for your task.

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answered 27 Jun '13, 02:25

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Yes i understand, but I need to count the number of packets from the terminal window in the tshark and write a C program accordingly. My question is how can we count the number of packets of the tshark and connect/map that to the C program.

(27 Jun '13, 07:50) rahuulbp

Have a look at dumpcap. That outputs the packets seen as a count and unlike tshark won't run out of memory if capturing for an extended length of time.

I guess your C program could spawn dumpcap and grab the stdout to inspect the packet count.

(27 Jun '13, 08:12) grahamb ♦
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