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Packet Sniffing sensor



Hi *, I have a Packet Sniffing sensor running for monitoring traffic volumes on http port 80. Now I would like to differentiate within this based on the DNS host names. So for example something like: show me the traffic volumes for all websites that have the word "google" and "mcirosoft" in the DNS name. Is that possible? And how (assuming that it is)?

Best regards, Will Moonen

packet sensor sniffing

Created on Nov 13, 2012 2:37:50 PM

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I'm afraid this would only be possible with a Custom Packet Sniffer sensors, with then the hostnames (goole & microsoft) resolved into IPs.

best regards.

Created on Nov 13, 2012 4:17:31 PM by  Torsten Lindner [Paessler Support]



I'm using the custom version - sorry for the confusion. I would expect something in the channel definitions.

Examples of current channel definitions:

  1. 1000:BitTorrent ((Protocol[TCP] OR Protocol[UDP]) AND (SourcePort[6363] OR DestinationPort[6363] OR SourcePort[8063] OR DestinationPort[8063]))
  1. 1010:Filesharing ((Protocol[TCP] OR Protocol[UDP]) AND (DestinationPort[137-139] OR DestinationPort[445] OR SourcePort[137-139] OR SourcePort[445]))

Based on this, I would expect something like this:

  1. 1020:Microsoft SourceIP[*microsoft*] AND DestinationPort[80]
  1. 1030:Google SourceIP[*google*] AND DestinationPort[80]

Is this correct? Any suggestions?

Created on Nov 13, 2012 4:32:11 PM



Only full dns-names are supported. With dns-names, wildcards cannot be used.

Created on Nov 13, 2012 5:27:22 PM by  Torsten Lindner [Paessler Support]

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