unix solaris snoop command

Posted on 2016-11-07
Last Modified: 2016-11-08
when i run snoop command, it generate a file too big. Is there any way to run the command to output to different files versions (i.e. snoopfile1,snoopfile2,snoopfile3,etc)
Question by:Shen
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Joseph Gan earned 500 total points
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You can use snoop -c maxcount common, where "maxcount" is number of packets captured before quit.
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by:Joseph Gan
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For example, if you want to capture 10k packets in each file, something like:

for i in 1 2 3 4 5
snoop -c 10000 > snoopfile$i

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ID: 41878683

Just to make sure i understand your logic. I  was running the following command:
 snoop -c 10000  -v -tr -o /snoop1out.pcap -d e1000g3 &

when i use your loop with my command, will this run the snoop until it reaches 10k and then generate another file? After it write to the file it it goes back and increment the loop count and does it again until it reaches 5?

for i in 1 2 3 4 5
   snoop -c 10000 -v -tr -o /snoop1out.pcap -d e1000g3  & > snoopfile$i
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Author Comment

ID: 41878718

 snoop -c 10000 -v -tr  -d e1000g3  & > snoopfile$i

Author Comment

ID: 41878955

your soluction worked with a minor variation:
using the redirect ">" to a file does not let the file be red by wiereshark. Ineed to use -o  "file". So i changed to code below and it worked.
for i in {1..10}
    snoop -c 10000 -v -tr -o /snoop1out.pcap -d e1000g3

Thank you very much. Your suggestion was very helpful.

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ID: 41878963
thanks again. Now i am looking the  syntax to filter multiple ports with snoop.

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