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Old 02-04-2012
Ascii vs Pcap tracing

Dear All,

Which is better to use ? Ascii or Pcap tracing ? Or are they complementary ?
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Old 02-05-2012
If you're asking whether it's better to save network dumps in ASCII format or a binary format, which is "better" -- as always -- depends entirely on what you want to do with it.

You can't grep a binary file, but text files take more space, and might not be able to be loaded back into wireshark or what have you.

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