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A dumb question to understand how Wireshark works: if I monitor my inbound traffic and someone send me a packet directed to a closed port, will I see this packet in wireshark?

asked 29 Oct '15, 10:32

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Yes, unless you have a local firewall running that blocks the packet before Wireshark can record it. But without, a closed port will result in an reset packet, which you should see.

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answered 29 Oct '15, 10:36

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could you tell me more about the reset packet? Is it the reply I send once I receive a packet directed to my closed port? I mean, if you send me a tcp packet directed to my ip:port where port is closed.. I will see it normally in wireshark, and you'll get a reset packet as response.. am I right? Thank you

(29 Oct '15, 10:41) rok

Yes, if a packet arrives for a closed port your TCP stack will reply with an reset packet. You should see both in Wireshark.

(29 Oct '15, 10:43) Jasper ♦♦
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