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Hi Expert, I am having installed the wireshark version 1.10.6 in my solaris system and trying to open a .pcap file in that, but I am getting an error Segmentation Fault. Here is my command: [email protected]:tail -f /import/MSC/MSC03/RT/20140924083321.pcap | /usr/local/bin/wireshark -k -i -

Same command is working fine with Wireshark version 1.8.6.

And, when I am opening the wireshark1.10.6 using command [email protected]:./wireshark &, it opens properly.

Any help on this is much appriciated. Thanks in advance.

asked 25 Sep '14, 04:06

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Are you able to load the capture file in question into Wireshark? I suspect the problem is that there's something in the capture file that triggers a bug in Wireshark.

Assuming that's the case then you've got 2 basic options:

  1. Try upgrading to the latest version of Wireshark (1.12.1) or a development build to see if it fixes the problem.
  2. (or, especially if (1) does not solve the problem), open a bug report together with the sample capture file that causes the crash, and someone will try to fix it.

If you can't find a capture file that causes the problem then it may be your (unusual) method of starting Wireshark that is causing the problem. Normally "tail -f" is for use with ASCII files. You might want to find a different method.

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answered 20 Oct '14, 05:47

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Well, Wireshark shouldn't crash even if you're piping the output of "tail -f" to it as a capture, so a bug should be filed in any case.

(20 Oct '14, 12:32) Guy Harris ♦♦
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