All Apps and Add-ons

Can I use the Splunk App for Stream to monitor or batch read a specified directory to read many PCAP files?

Motivator

Hi

I have many PCAP files that have been collected in multiple locations, and stored them under /data/pcap directory of my Splunk instance.
I want to batch read or monitor the specified directory to read all the PCAP files under the directory.

Can I do this using Stream App or any other method?

Thanks,

0 Karma
1 Solution

Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Stream TA (streamfwd binary) can process pcap files using CLI - see http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/StreamApp/6.3.2/DeployStreamApp/streamfwdcommandlineoptions . You can wrap this command line into a shell script that that iterates over all *.pcap files in a directory for batch processing.

View solution in original post

Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Stream TA (streamfwd binary) can process pcap files using CLI - see http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/StreamApp/6.3.2/DeployStreamApp/streamfwdcommandlineoptions . You can wrap this command line into a shell script that that iterates over all *.pcap files in a directory for batch processing.

View solution in original post

Motivator

FYI, I ended up with converting PCAP dump file into XML, and put the XML into batch (sinkhole) directory...

0 Karma
State of Splunk Careers

Access the Splunk Careers Report to see real data that shows how Splunk mastery increases your value and job satisfaction.

Find out what your skills are worth!