[Winpcap-users] Stop getting packets

Pelles, Noam Noam.Pelles at verint.com
Wed May 24 08:57:30 GMT 2006


You are right, I get only broadcasts. I am connected through a blade
into a IBM pass thru copper switch.


-----Original Message-----
From: winpcap-users-bounces at winpcap.org
[mailto:winpcap-users-bounces at winpcap.org] On Behalf Of Guy Harris
Sent: Wednesday, May 24, 2006 10:49 AM
To: winpcap-users at winpcap.org
Subject: RE: [Winpcap-users] Stop getting packets

Pelles, Noam wrote:

> I get messages like who is X.X.X.X tell Y.Y.Y.Y.

If you mean WinDump is printing "who is X.X.X.X tell Y.Y.Y.Y", that
means that WinPcap *is* getting packets - ARP "messages" are packets,
and constitute network activity.

ARP packets are often sent as broadcasts, so what might be happening is
that you're not getting any non-broadcast packets, other than traffic
sent to or from the machine running WinDump, after a certain amount of
time.
Is the machine running WinDump plugged into a switched network?


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