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Cisco Bug: CSCsz89679 - Tethereal termination for rolling captures may fail

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Feb 22, 2014

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  • Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) Appliances

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Packet captures continue to be written and roll even after tethereal is stopped. Checking the process through show process command we found dumpcore process was still running and overwriting the rolling captures.

The tethereal CLI is used to create rolling packet captures of a specific number of files of a specific size (e.g. using the -b and -w options).

Command used(from cli-errorlog.0:

05/28/2009 06:49:21.661(Local)(4709)LOG :shell_parser_logger.c:826-> (admin@ttyS0) tethereal -i any -s 1600 -b filesize:100000 -b files:10 -w cc-pa01-waw002.cap 
05/28/2009 12:57:51.055(Local)(4709)LOG :shell_parser_logger.c:826-> (admin@ttyS0) sh run | i
05/28/2009 13:04:23.656(Local)(22545)LOG :shell_parser_logger.c:826-> (admin@pts/1) dir
05/28/2009 13:05:28.009(Local)(22545)LOG :shell_parser_logger.c:826-> (admin@pts/1) show proc | i dump
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