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[mininet-discuss] Wireshark packet capture in Mininet

Seyyed Hesamoddin Ghasemi s.hesam.ghasemi at
Fri Oct 16 15:55:44 PDT 2015

Hi Murat,
Mininet is network emulator, not simulator

On Wed, Oct 14, 2015 at 11:42 PM, Murat Karakus <muratkarakus60 at>

> Hi All,
> You may find this irrelevant to the group but I am asking because I could
> not find a good answer!
> As far as I know Wireshark captures packets sent to/from your machine's
> network cards/interfaces like Ethernet, wireless etc.
> I could not understand how Wireshark can capture packets in a simulated
> network created in Mininet. At the end, it is a simulation and no real
> packet is sent from/to my laptop's network cards/interfaces!
> Can anyone explain me how Wireshark is able to do this?
> Best Regards,
> Murat Karakus
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Seyyed Hesamoddin Ghasemi
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