PCAP Next Generation (pcapng) Capture File Format

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Authors Michael Tüxen  , Fulvio Risso  , Jasper Bongertz , Gerald Combs  , Guy Harris  , Michael Richardson 
Last updated 2021-04-01 (latest revision 2020-09-28)
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This document describes a format to record captured packets to a file. This format is extensible; Wireshark can currently read and write it, and libpcap can currently read some pcapng files. RFCEDITOR-please-remove: this document is being worked on at: https://github.com/pcapng/pcapng.git


Michael Tüxen (tuexen@fh-muenster.de)
Fulvio Risso (fulvio.risso@polito.it)
Jasper Bongertz (jasper@packet-foo.com)
Gerald Combs (gerald@wireshark.org)
Guy Harris (gharris@sonic.net)
Michael Richardson (mcr+ietf@sandelman.ca)

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