I'm attempting to ingest a pcap file per the documentation by using the modular input, and when I go through those steps, the contents of the pcap file is loaded into the stream inputs.conf stanza. I've been able to recreate this on two different systems, both windows and linux. Has anyone run into this and have any suggestions as to how to make this work?
i have created a index for testing and selected that when i ingest the pcap. also i have selected system time. All that happens is that the inputs.conf file has the content of the pcap. I cannot see any data actually in splunk.
Looks like this is to be expected. We thought it was broken because we couldn't find the data once it was ingested. Figured out how to find the data now, and the pcap ingest is working. Thanks Hal.
Turns out, that when you ingest a pcap via the Data Inputs/New PCAP section, it's supposed to add the pcap data into the inputs.conf. That's not really covered in the documentation.
Also, and this will seem quite obvious, but make certain you're searching in the correct time period for the data you're looking for :). That's really all that was problematic with our approach.
A feature request I'd look for in the future for this is to be able to search on the name we give the pcap when it's ingested, to make it easier to find when searching. We found yours, Hal, because it had an IP that we weren't using.
I have the same problem than you: .pcap file content is copied into inputs.conf. What shall i do in order to be able to search the .pcap content?
Thanks for your explanation.
Narrow down the src and destination IP addresses in the pcap and search on those. That's what I had to do to find my data. Luckily, they were different than the rest of my environment. Also, when you ingest, set the pcap to use system time for easier searching.
Use system time when you're ingesting, so it's easier to search the time that you uploaded. Also, maybe upload to a test index so there's less data to check.
It's not the most intuitive of setups.
Hi, are you following the steps documented here? Does Splunk let you upload the pcap file as it says on this page? If not, what happens? Are you seeing an error message or anything else that does not match the docs?