Monthly Archive: March 2014

RawCap and Wireshark: How to capture and analyze local traffic from host machine to itself

Wireshark is an incredible resource when it comes to capturing and analyzing network packets or traffic. Unfortunately, on Windows, Wireshark is unable to capture packets or traffic sent from a host machine to that same host machine. This is due to the fact that such local traffic is not sent over a real network interface, but instead (in many cases) is sent over a “loopback interface”. Loopback traffic can be...