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What is a turn?

asked 2021-05-25 18:15:24 +0000

updated 2021-05-25 23:30:08 +0000

Guy Harris gravatar image


I have a question about the stream follower, after following a TCP stream at the bottom of the frame there is output that looks like:

7 client pkts, 145 server pkts, 6 turns

What does it mean when it says 6 turns?

Thanks -Bob

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answered 2021-05-25 23:01:08 +0000

Chuckc gravatar image

It's a measure of how "chatty" the "conversation" is on that stream.
If the Follow TCP Stream window is showing client and server, it is the number of times the text color changes.
(That's not very scientific and not how the code calculates the count but pretty easy to visualize)

Here are two examples from the Wiki Sample Catures:

http.cap - A simple HTTP request and response

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telnet-cooked.pcap (libpcap) - A telnet session in "cooked" (per-line) mode

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Thank you, I thought that was what it might be but couldn't find a description in the documentation.

Cheers -Bob

UnixCommando gravatar imageUnixCommando ( 2021-05-25 23:04:41 +0000 )edit

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