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Wireshark Date 1969

asked 2020-10-05 18:02:27 +0000

How did the new install get the 1969 date? How do I correct it?

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Where is that displayed?

Chuckc gravatar imageChuckc ( 2020-10-05 18:08:27 +0000 )edit

How did the new install get the 1969 date?

If this is a UN*X, it's probably because something got set to 0; 0 seconds since January 1, 1970, 00:00:00 UTC is, in many time zones, some local time on December 31, 1969.

On what operating system is this?

How do I correct it?

Where is that date? Is it a create time or modification time of some file? Or is it the time and date being displayed for packets in a capture?

Guy Harris gravatar imageGuy Harris ( 2020-10-05 18:46:44 +0000 )edit

Packet captures. It has been since corrected, but not by me.... I am looking for how that happened, I'm looking to learn Wireshark bc I have some hidden remote user on my PC. I have seen that I share the same IP Address a lot till I figured out to really read that box and realize that is what it meant. I cannot install a Spectrum router and have the login page password protected bc the remote hidden user will change the password on me and I will not even get in even after several factory resets. I've even had Spectrum people tell me, and a lot of them tell me that I am not suppose to password protect the router from them. Supervisors included.

The freak hacker has hacked my IP Security Camera's. I cannot get them to run on PC anymore. They have done something ...(more)

Vicky71 gravatar imageVicky71 ( 2020-10-09 01:06:08 +0000 )edit

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answered 2020-10-09 06:37:57 +0000

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Packet captures.

If a time in a packet capture is from 1969, it's probably a time stamp with a value of 0 or near 0; time stamps in the "native" file formats used by Wireshark, pcap and pcapng, are time stamps in the form of seconds and fractions of a second since the "UN*X epoch", which is January 1, 1970, 00:00:00 UTC. That time is, in time zones west of the Greenwich meridian, some time on December 31, 1969.

You would have to ask whoever provided the packet capture why it had time stamps like that.

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