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I am using Wireshark 1.6.5 in Ubuntu and here is my capture setting:

I start Wireshark from the command line as: ./wireshark -k -i /tmp/pipe

After starting Wireshark I dump the contents of a capture file (in libpcap format) into the pipe on which Wireshark listens.

Wireshark displays the packets here but at the end it throws segmentation fault? I have used older version of Wireshark in similar fashion and it worked perfectly fine.

So could some one tell me if there is a bug or am I going wrong somewhere here?

Adding to my question: I found about this bug in Wireshark 1.6.1 change log : "Cannot Live-capture VirtualBox network packets with Wireshark; pipe problem."

I am running Ubuntu on a Virtual Box. Does this have anything to do with the error I'm getting?

asked 03 Mar '12, 12:30

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How do you dump the capture file contents into the pipe?

(04 Mar '12, 22:36) Jaap ♦

This is bug 5939, and is fixed in the 1.6 branch, so the fix should be in a future 1.6.6 release.

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answered 05 Mar '12, 07:56

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