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Re: [Wireshark-dev] saving data in pcap file format

From: Gregory Seidman <gsslist+wireshark_at_nospam>
Date: Mon Oct 11 2010 - 11:53:07 GMT
To: wireshark-dev@wireshark.org

On Mon, Oct 11, 2010 at 01:35:17PM +0200, Lange Jan-Erik wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I want to analyze an usb datastream with wireshark. To record the data I use a proprietary development that uses libusb to receive the data.
>
> Ok, to analyze the data I want to use wireshark. Is there a way to save the recorded data as a *.pcap File? Is there a library I could use to write the data into a file? Can you an recommend overview about this file format?
>
> When I have this pcap file I would create a dissector plugin to dissect the data according to my protocoll.

You are looking for libpcap (or WinPcap on Windows). Works like a charm,
and has lots of language bindings (I've used it with Ruby).

> Best regards
> Jan
--Greg

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