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show ap packet capture

show ap pcap status {ap-name <ap-name>}|{bssid <bssid>}|{ip-addr <ip-addr>}

Description

Show the status of outstanding packet capture (pcap) sessions.

Syntax

Parameter

Description

ap-name <ap-name>

Show data for an AP with a specific name.

bssid <bssid>

Show data for a specific Basic Service Set Identifier (BSSIDBasic Service Set Identifier. The BSSID identifies a particular BSS within an area. In infrastructure BSS networks, the BSSID is the MAC address of the AP. In independent BSS or ad hoc networks, the BSSID is generated randomly.) on an AP. The Basic Service Set Identifier (BSSIDBasic Service Set Identifier. The BSSID identifies a particular BSS within an area. In infrastructure BSS networks, the BSSID is the MAC address of the AP. In independent BSS or ad hoc networks, the BSSID is generated randomly.) is usually the AP’s MACMedia Access Control. A MAC address is a unique identifier assigned to network interfaces for communications on a network. address.

ip-addr <ip-addr>

Show data for an AP with a specific IP address by entering its IP address in dotted-decimal format.

Usage Guidelines

The Packet Capture (pcap) feature copies control path packets from the Aruba Control Processor, providing visibility for packets to or from the controller. This provides a useful troubleshooting tool for diagnosing communication problems with elements such as a Radius server. You can retrieve these packets by issuing the command tar logs, and then viewing the file filter.pcap on the controller’s flash drive.

Example

The example below shows the Packet Capture Sessions table for an AP named AP16.

(host) #show ap pcap status ap-name AP16

Packet Capture Sessions

-----------------------

pcap-id filter type intf channel max-pkt-size num-pkts status url target

------- ------ ---- ---- ------- ------------ -------- ------ --- ------

1 raw 00:1a:1e:82:ab:b0 161 in-progress 10.3.9.225/5555

The output of this command includes the following information:

Column

Description

pcap-id

ID number of the packet capture session.

filter

Packet Capture filter specification.

type

A raw packet capture type indicates that the controller is streaming raw packets to an external viewer.

intf

BSSIDBasic Service Set Identifier. The BSSID identifies a particular BSS within an area. In infrastructure BSS networks, the BSSID is the MAC address of the AP. In independent BSS or ad hoc networks, the BSSID is generated randomly. of the interface for the PCAP session.

channel

Channel used by AP to capture packets.

max-pkt-size

Maximum size of all captured packets.

num-pkts

Number of packets captured during the session.

status

Shows the current status of the packet-capture session.

url

Packet capture data can be downloaded to this URLUniform Resource Locator. URL is a global address used for locating web resources on the Internet..

target

IP address of the client station running Wildpacket’s AiroPeek monitoring application.

Related Commands

Command

Description

packet-capture

Use this command to enable or disable packet capturing and set packet capturing options for a single packet capture session.

Command History

Command

Description

ArubaOS 8.0.0.0

Command introduced.

Command Information

Platforms

Licensing

Command Mode

All platforms

Base operating system.

Enable or Config mode on Mobility Master.

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