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I have set up an application that listens constantly to a port for network packets, and I would like to create another one that receives the same network packets ( for use as a test bed). Getting the packets sent to 2 different ports on the machine is not an option, so I was wondering if there is a way to set up a "port-mirror". Basically, is there an easy way to make all traffic received on port XXXXX also copy to port XXXXX + 1?

I know there is a similar question here, but I don't quite understand the suggested solution.

Barring that, is there another easy way to simulate network data to test some code with that I am overlooking?

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Have you read Send duplicate packets over two Internet connections and Copying packets from an interface to another ? It won't get easier than typing a few iptables commands. What is your kernel version? –  Gilles Mar 7 '12 at 0:00
According to uname -rs, I'm on 2.6.32. –  SuperTron Mar 7 '12 at 20:23
Ok then, have you tried the xtables addon? If you have and ran into problems, tell us how far you got, copy-paste your configuration files and the commands you ran and any error message you got. –  Gilles Mar 7 '12 at 21:02
fclose.com/816/port-forwarding-using-iptables your are looking for port forwarding and not mirroring. I bet your question has dozens of duplicate on unix SO and power user –  Kiwy Jan 13 '14 at 10:41
Have you considered port sniffing? And later maybe tcpreplay? It would not be real-time mirroring though. –  LatinSuD Jun 24 '14 at 10:17

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You might take a look at nc(1), a network swiss army knife of sorts.

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How would you manage to get nc duplicate packets? –  lgeorget May 10 '13 at 19:09
It wouldn't. This answer is a red herring. –  Catskul Nov 5 '13 at 23:22

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