.pcap / .pcapdump file format: Lua parsing library

PCAP (named after libpcap / winpcap) is a popular format for saving network traffic grabbed by network sniffers. It is typically produced by tools like tcpdump or Wireshark.

File extension

["pcap", "pcapdump"]

KS implementation details

License: CC0-1.0
Minimal Kaitai Struct required: 0.8


This page hosts a formal specification of .pcap / .pcapdump file format using Kaitai Struct. This specification can be automatically translated into a variety of programming languages to get a parsing library.

Lua source code to parse .pcap / .pcapdump file format