Unix & Linux Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for users of Linux, FreeBSD and other Un*x-like operating systems. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I need a network analysis tool that can help me to find if there are some issues regarding:

  • packet transmission
  • sessions
  • any other stuff is welcome.

I'm connected to the appliance I need to check with a cross cable, so I have to check the traffic client-side. It would be great if it could have a gui and/or multiplatform.

share|improve this question

closed as too broad by slm, Anthon, jasonwryan, rahmu, Tim Kennedy Dec 16 '13 at 18:58

There are either too many possible answers, or good answers would be too long for this format. Please add details to narrow the answer set or to isolate an issue that can be answered in a few paragraphs.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

I was thinking of ntop, but it looks like you need some sort of software cable tester... Have you tried wireshark? – Marcello Romani Dec 16 '13 at 16:53
Actually no, I'm not so proficient with Wireshark. Can it analyze packet losses and other network issues? Grazie :) – ludiegu Dec 16 '13 at 17:03
Here ask.wireshark.org/questions/5675/… they mention the tcp.analysis.lost_segment feature and another couple tricks about RTT. Prego :) – Marcello Romani Dec 16 '13 at 21:25
up vote 1 down vote accepted

Wireshark might be what you're looking for. To analyse packet loss you should isolate the session/stream and append "and tcp.analysis.lost_segment" to the automatically generated filter. If you see packets there then it's likely there's packet loss.

share|improve this answer

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.