What Is PCAP (Packet Capture)?

October 24, 2023

PCAP (Packet Capture) is a method for network traffic capture, storage, and analysis. It features PCAP files, records of intercepted or captured network packets containing basic packet information such as: source and destination addresses, timestamp, protocol, and the payload. PCAP files are generated by network packet sniffers such as Wireshark and tcpdump.

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