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Mininet - Run Wireshark


When you are using Mininet, most of the operation happens within the mininet consol. But Wireshark is not a part of mininet (i.e, it is not installed within the mininet). In this tutorial, I will show you how to capture the traffics going inside Minite using Wireshar which is outside of Mininet.


First run wireshark as shown below (I assume that you already have the wireshark installed).




Once Wireshark launches, select [any] in capture option.




That's all... isn't it so simple ? -:).


Now let's test if this is really working.  Start capturing packets in the wireshark.




Then generate some traffic (for example, ping) within mininet consol and see if the packets are captured by wireshark.