Ethereal can convert from one cap format to another.

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at
Sun Dec 19 21:42:06 GMT 1999

have you got netmon 2.x yet?  it's trivially similar to netmon 1.x.

On Sun, 19 Dec 1999, Richard Sharpe wrote:

> Hi,
> 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.
> Regards
> -------
> Richard Sharpe, sharpe at, Master Linux Administrator :-),
> Samba (Team member,, Ethereal (Team member,
> Co-author, SAMS Teach Yourself Samba in 24 Hours
> Author: First Australian 5-day, intensive, hands-on Linux SysAdmin course

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