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hi, I want to capture FTP Files with Wireshark. I send data between a FTP-Server (PLC) and a FTP-Client (IPC, with Windows Embedded Compact). My PC, the PLC and the IPC are in the same Network, connected with a switch. How can i capture the FTP traffic between the server and the Client?

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asked 05 May '14, 04:53

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Thanks for the fast answers. I will try to get a HUB or managed switch and catch the files! :-)

(05 May '14, 05:43) Fr_Bier

Take a look at this Wiki page:

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answered 05 May '14, 05:33

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Thanks for your help.

I used a mirror Port on my Switch, so i can see the TCP data.

Best gegards Frank

(11 May '14, 22:39) Fr_Bier

connected with a switch. How can i capture the FTP traffic between the server and the Client?

by capturing on a mirror port of the switch.

If your switch does not offer a mirror/monitor port, please try anyone of the other methods described in the link above. If none of the options are applicable in your environment, try to install Wireshark on the FTP-Server (provided, it is running an OS that supports Wireshark).


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answered 05 May '14, 05:36

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@Jasper was 3 minutes faster .... ;-)

(05 May '14, 05:38) Kurt Knochner ♦

you can make a man in the middle attack. Use "netwox 72" to change the arp table in bouth machines. Enable Ip forward in your machine and then just capture with wireshark.

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answered 12 May '14, 13:22

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