.PCAPNG File Extension

.PCAPNG File Extension

File Type

Pcap-NG Packet Capture File

Developer N/A
Popularity
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Category Data Files
Format Binary

What is a PCAPNG file?

Packet capture format that contains a "dump" of data packets captured over a network; saved in the PCAP Next Generation file format, a standard format for storing captured data.

More Information

Each PCAPNG file contains several blocks or data, which contain different types of information. Examples of blocks include the section header block, interface description block, enhanced packet block, simple packet block, name resolution block, and interface statistics block. These blocks can be used to rebuild captured packets into recognizable data.

NOTE: Pcap-NG is designed to previous Pcap (.PCAP) packet capture format. Wireshark began using the Pcap-NG file format in version 1.8.

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Programs that open PCAPNG files

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Updated January 26, 2013

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