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log2pcap(1)                                                        log2pcap(1)




NAME

       log2pcap - Extract network traces from Samba log files


SYNOPSIS

       log2pcap [-h] [-q] [logfile] [pcap_file]



DESCRIPTION

       This tool is part of the samba(7) suite.


       log2pcap  reads in a samba log file and generates a pcap file (readable
       by most sniffers, such as ethereal or  tcpdump)  based  on  the  packet
       dumps in the log file.


       The  log  file must have a log level of at least 5 to get the SMB head-
       er/parameters right, 10 to get the first 512 data bytes of  the  packet
       and 50 to get the whole packet.



OPTIONS

       -h     If  this  parameter  is  specified the output file will be a hex
              dump, in a format that is readable by the text2pcap utility.


       -q     Be quiet. No warning messages about missing or  incomplete  data
              will be given.


       logfile
              Samba  log file. log2pcap will try to read the log from stdin if
              the log file is not specified.


       pcap_file
              Name of the output file to write the pcap (or hexdump) data  to.
              If  this  argument is not specified, output data will be written
              to stdout.


       -h|--help
              Print a summary of command line options.



EXAMPLES

       Extract all network traffic from all samba log files:




                      $ log2pcap < /var/log/* > trace.pcap
            .fi



       Convert to pcap using text2pcap:




            $ log2pcap -h samba.log | text2pcap -T 139,139 - trace.pcap
            .fi




VERSION

       This man page is correct for version 3.0 of the Samba suite.



BUGS

       Only SMB data is extracted from the samba logs, no LDAP, NetBIOS lookup
       or other data.


       The generated TCP and IP headers don't contain a valid checksum.



SEE ALSO

       text2pcap(1), ethereal(1)



AUTHOR

       The  original  Samba software and related utilities were created by An-
       drew Tridgell. Samba is now developed by the  Samba  Team  as  an  Open
       Source project similar to the way the Linux kernel is developed.


       This manpage was written by Jelmer Vernooij.




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