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Payload of packets generated by text2pcap doesn't appear as L7 payload

asked 2020-02-19 10:19:47 +0000

q2dg gravatar image

updated 2020-02-19 10:20:15 +0000

It appears as a "TCP payload" when I open pcapng generated file in Wireshark. I want this payload to appear as another layer above TCP, instead. Is it possible? The script I've written to generate packets is this:

echo "O2020-02-22 15:35:08" > captura.txt
echo -n "Enviament" | hexdump -C >> captura.txt
echo "I2020-02-22 15:35:09" >> captura.txt
echo -n "Recepció" | hexdump -C >> captura.txt
text2pcap -anD -4, -T 12345,80 -t "%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S" captura.txt captura.pcapng


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On the other hand, I haven't found how to specify custom flags to each generated TCP packet...all of them are simply "ACK"...

q2dg gravatar imageq2dg ( 2020-02-19 10:23:32 +0000 )edit

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answered 2020-02-19 11:28:53 +0000

grahamb gravatar image

The only additional headers that can be added by text2pcap are:

  • Ethernet II
  • IP (4 or 6)
  • UDP, TCP or SCTP

So there no support for anything "above" TCP.

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Ok, thanks!

q2dg gravatar imageq2dg ( 2020-02-19 11:40:12 +0000 )edit

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