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Can tcpdump (strangely named since it's not exclusive to tcp) inspect and output layer 7 header information? Can it do the same for the packet's actual payload, or contents? thanks....
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    getting more from tcpdump


    Can tcpdump (strangely named since it's not exclusive to tcp) inspect and output layer 7 header information?

    Can it do the same for the packet's actual payload, or contents?

    thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ineloquucius View Post
    Can tcpdump (strangely named since it's not exclusive to tcp) inspect and output layer 7 header information?

    Can it do the same for the packet's actual payload, or contents?

    thanks.
    You can see the content of packages with tcpdump, but it won't recognize what application is using them. E.g. tcpdump will display the content of packets generated by Skype, but it won't tell you.. this is skype and extract header information..

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    Ventsi

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    I see. How do I coax tcpdump into outputting said information.?

    Thanks for the reply, incidentally.

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