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Manual Reference Pages  -  IPFWPCAP (8)

NAME

ipfwpcap - copy diverted packets to a file in tcpdump format

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Exit Status
Examples
See Also
History
Authors

SYNOPSIS

ipfwpcap [-dr] [-b maxbytes] [-p maxpkts] [-P pidfile] portnum dumpfile

DESCRIPTION

The ipfwpcap utility is used to copy diverted packets to a file in tcpdump(1) format. The interesting packets are diverted by ipfw(8) to a port on which ipfwpcap listens. The packets are then dropped unless -r is used.

The options are as follows:
-d Turns on extra debugging messages.
-r Writes packets back to the divert(4) socket.
-rr Indicates that it is okay to quit if maxbytes or maxpkts are reached. Diverted packets will silently disappear if nothing is listening on the divert(4) socket.
-b maxbytes
  Stop dumping after maxbytes bytes.
-p maxpkts
  Stop dumping after maxpkt packets.
-P pidfile
  File to store PID number in. Default is /var/run/ipwfpcap.portnr.pid.

The portnum argument specifies which divert(4) socket port to listen on. The dumpfile argument is the path to the file to write captured packets to. Specify '' to write to stdout.

EXIT STATUS


.Ex -std

EXAMPLES

    ipfwpcap -r 8091 divt.log &

Starts ipfwpcap as a background job listening to port 8091 and reflecting the packets back to the socket.

    ipfw add 2864 divert 8091 ip from 192.0.2.101

Example ipfw(8) rule to divert all packets from 192.0.2.101 to port 8091. See ipfw(8) for details.

SEE ALSO

tcpdump(1), pcap(3), divert(4), ipfw(8)

HISTORY

The ipfwpcap utility first appeared in
.Fx 7.0 .

AUTHORS


.An -nosplit ipfwpcap was written by
.An P. Kern Aq pkern@cns.utoronto.ca . This manual page was written by
.An Niclas Zeising Aq zeising@FreeBSD.org .
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