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opening .tar packet capture files from Grandstream products

asked 2019-12-05 12:06:24 +0000

Gordon Webb gravatar image

Grandstream tell me they use wireshark to open the packet capture files made by theri Voip products such as the GXP1620 phone i have. However when I try to open the file wireshark says it is not in a format that it recognises. Also the documentation does not mention grandstream or .tar files. How do I open these packet capture files with wireshark? Thnaks Gordon Webb

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answered 2019-12-05 12:59:02 +0000

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It's likely that the .tar file is an archive of multiple capture files. You need a utility that will unpack the archive into the separate files. Depending on your OS, this may be built in. Windows doesn't have a built-in utility, but 7-zip will handle these files and many more archive formats as well.

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Hi grahamb Perfect - thanks for that - i extracted the file and wireshark opened it. Sorry I did not know that.tar is an encapsulation format. Thanks again Gordon Webb

Gordon Webb gravatar imageGordon Webb ( 2019-12-05 13:27:00 +0000 )edit

@Gordon Webb

You're welcome. As ever, if an answer has solved your issue, can you, for the benefit of others with the same question, mark the answer as accepted by checking the tick icon to the left of the answer.

grahamb gravatar imagegrahamb ( 2019-12-05 13:45:40 +0000 )edit

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