local host capturing problem

asked 2017-11-06 18:51:19 +0000

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I am using port connection to interface two software. I used Wireshark to capture the port that I am using. However, despite the fact that the socket code is running the Wireshark does not show the connection. Now my question is: Can Wireshark capture localhost, for example, port 8000 with the IP address of or not?
If yes, how can you capture it since Wireshark just has to filter 1) Bluetooth, and 2) WiFi and the port that I am using is in none of these groups.

Thank you for your response in advance.

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Jaap gravatar imageJaap ( 2017-11-06 22:43:46 +0000 )edit

Is this on Windows (in which case this is a duplicate) or some flavor of UN*X (in which case it's not a duplicate)? From "Bluetooth" I'm guessing it's some flavor of UN*X, probably Linux.

Guy Harris gravatar imageGuy Harris ( 2017-11-07 02:19:22 +0000 )edit

It may also be a privileges issue. So please state the operating system you are using so that we could tell you what analytic steps to take next.

sindy gravatar imagesindy ( 2017-11-07 10:40:48 +0000 )edit