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View log file on another machine - shows unknown protocol


Good morning

I did a capture at a remote site using my laptop. When I view the capture on my desktop machine running the same version of Wireshark, only raw data is displayed with UNKNOWN in the protocol column. Is there another file that I need to move from the laptop to desktop to decode the capture file?


Steve / Canada

asked 28 Oct '10, 06:26

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There's something wrong with your capture file, or you're the victim of a PracticalJoke. The commandline tool capinfo may provide some sanity checking for you.

answered 28 Oct '10, 08:07

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