.pcapng

File Type Generic IconPcap-NG Packet Capture File
File Format Standard
Usage Open manually
Rank ★ ★ ★  Common
Description

A PCAPNG file contains captured data saved in the PCAP Next Generation dump file format, an advanced packet capture format designed to replace the previous .PCAP format. It is used by packet sniffers to store data captured over a network.

The data in a PCAPNG file is stored in separate blocks, which helps structure the captured data so it may be reconstructed.

Info About Wireshark Foundation Wireshark

Wireshark is a network protocol analyzer used to monitor data packets sent over a network. It includes tools for capturing and monitoring network data and can inspect hundreds of different network protocols. Wireshark is commonly used by network administrators to monitor both physical and virtual environments.

Open With
Windows

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IconNetresec CapLoader

macOS

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Unix

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Updated January 23, 2013
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