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tshark get only application level data bytes

asked 2019-09-26 22:05:04 +0000

rogerz343 gravatar image

I'm using tshark to get a .csv of various fields, and I want the application level data (above tcp/udp) as one of the fields. For some of the frames I can get this from "" but not for the frames whose application level protocol has already been dissected.

Is there a way to get just the (app-level) data above tcp/udp layer (in either raw bytes or hex string) for all of the frames? I don't want to use "-x" or something like that to get all of the bytes since then I have to first remove the lower-level layers.

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answered 2019-09-27 07:50:08 +0000

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For TCP, there is the field tcp.payload which is the TCP segment (payload) of the packet, regardless of the upper layer protocol.

For UDP there is not yet(?) such a field. If you would like such a field to be added, you might want to add a feature request on

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answered 2019-09-27 00:06:06 +0000

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updated 2019-09-27 04:09:50 +0000

Brute force might be to have a profile with all protocols disabled except ethernet, ipv4, ipv6?, tcp and udp. Use "-C" to specify the profile to load and print the field.

tshark -r .\http-riverbed-one.pcapng -C data_data -e "" -Tfields -Y > tmp.fil
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