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Re^2: Packet parsing module in perl

by balakrishnan (Monk)
on Feb 27, 2009 at 03:00 UTC ( #746740=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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in thread Packet parsing module in perl

How do i can extract the packet arrival time from a packet?

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Re^3: Packet parsing module in perl
by jettero (Monsignor) on Feb 27, 2009 at 12:07 UTC
    I don't think the actual packets have timestamps -- could be wrong -- but I know the libpcap files do contain them. I think your best bet (as mentioned above) is to use the Net::Pcap library to read the source file and get the timestamps from there. It seems it does have a pcap_open_offline method, which I don't know how to use, that probably reads the file in.

    How to get the actual timestamps from the packets:

    sub process_packet { my($user_data, $header, $packet) = @_; print "time: $header->{tv_sec}\n"; } # The header information is a reference to a hash containing the fol +lowing fields. # # * "len" - the total length of the packet. # * "caplen" - the actual captured length of the packet # * "tv_sec" - seconds value of the packet timestamp. # * "tv_usec" - microseconds value of the packet timestamp.


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