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1969914 - Packet scanning tutorial using wireshark


  • Important to NOTE: Wireshark and Microsoft Network Monitor are not SAP products and do not qualify for SAP support. This KBA is presented to save time if the determination is made that these tools may assist in troubleshooting, support should not be troubleshooting the tools themselves at anytime
  • What is a Network Packet Scanner, Sniffer, Protocol Analyzer ?
  • When should I use a packet scanner?
  • What can't I just use product tracing?
  • How can I trace communication between my SAP server and other 3rd party products
  • Image/data in this KBA is from SAP internal systems, sample data, or demo systems. Any resemblance to real data is purely coincidental.
  • To Note: the screenshots in this KBA are already several years old and wireshark updates frequently, most of the KBA will ramain similar (in concept) but may not match exactly what the newer version looks like



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  • all operating systems


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