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I have to monitor all the p2p traffic through my LAN. Especially skype calls and bit torrent traffic.

asked 09 Oct '14, 06:26

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Wireshark is probably not the tool for you, it is a packet analysis tool, not a network monitor.

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answered 09 Oct '14, 06:54

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can I identify p2p traffic using wireshark?

(10 Oct '14, 02:20) parr

If Wireshark has a dissector for the particular p2p protocol and the traffic either runs on the ports configured for that dissector, or the dissector heuristics (if it has any) can identify the protocol amongst other traffic, then probably yes.

Note that you'll still have to handle the capture setup, as your LAN is likely to be using a switched network, or worse wireless traffic. See the Wiki pages on capture setup.

(10 Oct '14, 02:37) grahamb ♦
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