ovs-tcpundump(1) — Linux manual page


OVS-TCPUNDUMP(1)              Open vSwitch              OVS-TCPUNDUMP(1)

NAME         top

       ovs-tcpundump - convert "tcpdump -xx" output to hex strings

SYNOPSIS         top

       ovs-tcpundump < <file>

       ovs-tcpundump -h | --help

       ovs-tcpundump -V | --version

       The ovs-tcpundump program reads tcpdump -xx output from stdin,
       looking for hexadecimal packet data, and dumps each Ethernet as a
       single hexadecimal string on stdout.  This format is suitable for
       use with the ofproto/trace command supported by ovs-vswitchd(8)
       via ovs-appctl(8).

       At least two -x or -X options must be given, otherwise the output
       will omit the Ethernet header, which prevents the output from
       being used with ofproto/trace.

OPTIONS         top

-h or --help

         Prints a brief help message to the console.

       • -V or --version

         Prints version information to the console.

SEE ALSO         top

       ovs-appctl(8), ovs-vswitchd(8), ovs-pcap(1), tcpdump(8),

AUTHOR         top

       The Open vSwitch Development Community

COPYRIGHT         top

       2016-2021, The Open vSwitch Development Community

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3.2.90                        Dec 22, 2023              OVS-TCPUNDUMP(1)

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