RANDPKTDUMP

Section: The Wireshark Network Analyzer (1)
Updated: 2020-10-09
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NAME

randpktdump - Provide an interface to generate random captures using randpkt  

SYNOPSIS

randpktdump--help ] [ --version ] [ --extcap-interfaces ] [ --extcap-dlts ] [ --extcap-interface=<interface> ] [ --extcap-config ] [ --capture ] [ --fifo=<path to file or pipe> ] [ --maxbytes=<bytes> ] [ --count=<num> ] [ --delay=<ms> ] [ --random-type=<true|false> ] [ --all-random=<true|false> ] [ --type=<packet type> ]  

DESCRIPTION

randpktdump is a extcap tool that provides access to the random packet generator (randpkt). It is mainly used for testing and educational purpose.  

OPTIONS

--help
Print program arguments.
--version
Print program version.
--extcap-interfaces
List available interfaces.
--extcap-interface=<interface>
Use specified interfaces.
--extcap-dlts
List DLTs of specified interface.
--extcap-config
List configuration options of specified interface.
--capture
Start capturing from specified interface save saved it in place specified by --fifo.
--fifo=<path to file or pipe>
Save captured packet to file or send it through pipe.
--maxbytes=<bytes>
Set the max number of bytes per packet.
--count=<num>
Number of packets to generate (-1 for infinite).
--delay=<ms>
Wait a number of milliseconds after writing each packet.
--random-type
Choose a random packet type for all packets if set to true.
--all-random
Choose a different random packet type for each packet if set to true.
--type=<packet type>
Use the selected packet type. To list all the available packet type, run randpktdump --help.
 

EXAMPLES

To see program arguments:

    randpktdump --help

To see program version:

    randpktdump --version

To see interfaces:

    randpktdump --extcap-interfaces

  Example output:
    interface {value=randpkt}{display=Random packet generator}

To see interface DLTs:

    randpktdump --extcap-interface=randpkt --extcap-dlts

  Example output:
    dlt {number=1}{name=randpkt}{display=Ethernet}

To see interface configuration options:

    randpktdump --extcap-interface=randpkt --extcap-config

  Example output:
    arg {number=0}{call=--maxbytes}{display=Max bytes in a packet}{type=unsigned}{range=1,5000}{default=5000}{tooltip=The max number of bytes in a packet}
    arg {number=1}{call=--count}{display=Number of packets}{type=long}{default=1000}{tooltip=Number of packets to generate (-1 for infinite)}
    arg {number=2}{call=--delay}{display=Packet delay (ms)}{type=long}{default=0}{tooltip=Milliseconds to wait after writing each packet}
    arg {number=3}{call=--random-type}{display=Random type}{type=boolflag}{default=false}{tooltip=The packets type is randomly chosen}
    arg {number=4}{call=--all-random}{display=All random packets}{type=boolflag}{default=false}{tooltip=Packet type for each packet is randomly chosen}
    arg {number=5}{call=--type}{display=Type of packet}{type=selector}{tooltip=Type of packet to generate}
    value {arg=5}{value=arp}{display=Address Resolution Protocol}
    [...]
    value {arg=5}{value=usb-linux}{display=Universal Serial Bus with Linux specific header}

To capture:

    randpktdump --extcap-interface=randpkt --fifo=/tmp/randpkt.pcapng --capture

NOTE: To stop capturing CTRL+C/kill/terminate application.  

SEE ALSO

wireshark(1), tshark(1), dumpcap(1), extcap(4), randpkt(1)  

NOTES

randpktdump is part of the Wireshark distribution. The latest version of Wireshark can be found at <https://www.wireshark.org>.

HTML versions of the Wireshark project man pages are available at: <https://www.wireshark.org/docs/man-pages>.  

AUTHORS

  Original Author
  ---------------
  Dario Lombardo             <lomato[AT]gmail.com>


 

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NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
EXAMPLES
SEE ALSO
NOTES
AUTHORS