Ethereal can convert from one cap format to another.

Richard Sharpe sharpe at
Fri Dec 17 16:45:39 GMT 1999


for those who have not tried Ethereal yet, it has the ability to convert
from one format to another.

The latest release, 0.7.9, can save in different formats, and also has a
small tool, editpcap, that can convert from one of many formats to a select
number of output formats, including NetMon 1.x, libpcap, etc formats.  The
help flag will tell you what formats it can handle.

This is very useful for conveting to a format that deals with the packets
you are interested in.

We have already found problems with the Linux NFS code, as it generates
packets that three tools cannot grok.

Richard Sharpe, sharpe at, Master Linux Administrator :-),
Samba (Team member,, Ethereal (Team member,
Co-author, SAMS Teach Yourself Samba in 24 Hours
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