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here is the background to my question:

It is suspected that the traffic going into a switch interface is being looped out the same interface again. To prove or disprove I captured the traffic in both directions on said interface.

If traffic were to looped out the same Interface I should see the same packet twice. The easiest way to show this would be to filter for duplicate sequence numbers (I stand to be corrected on this).

How do I do this in wireshark without specifying an exact sequene number?

Best regards, Tim

asked 14 Apr '14, 06:49

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edited 14 Apr '14, 08:10

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You cannot filter on dependencies between two packets, but in your case you could look for tcp.analysis.retransmission since a duplicate packet would be flagged as retransmission by the TCP expert. That way the expert does the dependency check for you and you can just filter on the retransmission.

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answered 14 Apr '14, 07:15

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thanks for the info. This significantly reduced the number of packets to check and should get me the answer I need.

Thank you!

Best regards, Tim

(14 Apr '14, 07:34) timmeh
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