System Administration Guide: IP Services

ProcedureHow to Check Packets Between an IPv4 Server and a Client

  1. Establish a snoop system off a hub that is connected to either the client or the server.

    The third system (the snoop system) checks all the intervening traffic, so the snoop trace reflects what is actually happening on the wire.

  2. On the snoop system, assume the Network Management role or become superuser.

    Roles contain authorizations and privileged commands. For more information about roles, see Configuring RBAC (Task Map) in System Administration Guide: Security Services.

  3. Type snoop with options and save the output to a file.

  4. Inspect and interpret the output.

    Refer to RFC 1761, Snoop Version 2 Packet Capture File Format for details of the snoop capture file.