ptrace - print network packetsSYNOPSIS
itrace ifn [filter|off][wc]DESCRIPTION
otrace ifn [filter|off][wc]
The ptrace commands are used to create packet input (itrace) and packet output (otrace) threads which print packets transferred over the specified interface ifn if they match the specified filter packet.NOTES
The filter packet is stored as a text file of the following format:FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF 08 00The above filter will match all IP packets transferred over the specified interface, irrespective of their Ethernet source and destination addresses.
Traced packets are printed in the following format:ifn n time len dir datawhere ifn is the NAT32 interface number; n is the trace sequence number; time is the time (in msec since host startup) at which the packet was sent or received; len is the length of the Ethernet packet in bytes; dir is > for output, < for input; and data is a hexadecimal dump of x bytes, starting with the Ethernet destination address, and x equals the number of bytes in the filter specification.
If no filter is specified, the first 54 bytes of all IP packets are printed.
The filter value FF matches any byte. This is a feature, not a bug. This convention greatly simplifies the overhead associated with packet filtering and results in minimal impact on performance. In cases where broadcast packets are to be traced, any desired wild-card value can be specified in the wc argument.HINTS
Shell redirection can be used to print trace output to a file or another window.SEE ALSO
Shell background processing (&) can be used to run a trace thread concurrently.
Trace output can be piped to another command for further processing. Such further processing can easily be performed by a command written in Tcl.
If packets arrive faster than they can be processed, the trace sequence number will be non-contiguous.
admin shell tcl trace