Ethereal, VMware, and duplicate packets

Marc Kaplan MKaplan at
Sat Jun 26 22:55:31 GMT 2004

I hit this all the time, and my workaround is just to ignore those packets
:). Though, I would also be interested to hear if there is some way to tell
Ethereal to ignore duplicate packets...

-----Original Message-----
From: Christopher R. Hertel [mailto:crh at] 
Sent: Saturday, June 26, 2004 3:14 PM
To: samba-technical at
Subject: Ethereal, VMware, and duplicate packets

There's this age-old problem when running vmware and Ethereal on the same 
box.  When sniffing the eth0 interface on my Linux 'host' system, the 
packets sent by the vmware 'guest' system appear twice in the capture.

What's the work-around for this?


Chris -)-----

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