Log Viewer is
a tool for viewing and exploring capture files created by CommView
and several other packet analyzers. It has the functionality of
tab of the
main program window, but unlike the Packets
Viewer displays packets loaded from the files on the disk rather
than the packets captured in real time.
To open Log
Viewer, click File
=> Log Viewer in the program's main
menu, or just double-click on any CommView capture file that you
have previously saved. You can open as many Log Viewer windows as
you wish, and each of them can be used for exploring one or several
Log Viewer can
be used for exploring capture files created by other packet
analyzers and personal firewalls. The current version can import
files in the Network Instruments Observer®, Network General
DOS/Windows, Microsoft® NetMon, WildPackets EtherPeek™ and
AiroPeek™, Wireshark/Tcpdump, and Wireshark/pcapng formats. These
formats are also used by a number of 3rd-party applications.
Log Viewer is
capable of exporting packet data by creating files in the Network
Instruments Observer®, Network General Sniffer® for DOS/Windows,
Microsoft® NetMon, WildPackets EtherPeek™ and AiroPeek™,
Wireshark/Tcpdump, and Wireshark/pcapng formats, as well as the
native CommView format.
Viewer is similar to using the Packets
tab of the
main window; please refer to the
chapter if you
need detailed information.
Log Viewer Menu
CommView Logs – opens and loads one or
several CommView capture files.
allows you to import capture files created by other packet
allows you to export the displayed packets to capture files in
Window – clears the packet
Statistics – makes CommView generate
statistics on the packets loaded in Log Viewer. Optionally, it is
possible to reset previously collected statistical data displayed
in the Statistics
note that this function will not show packet distribution along the
timeline. It is limited to displaying totals, protocol charts, and
LAN hosts tables.
VoIP Analyzer – sends all packets from
the current Log Viewer window to a new
Viewer window for VoIP-specific
Window – closes the
Packet – shows a dialog that allows
Packet Number - shows a dialog that
allows you to jump to a packet with the specified
Apply – applies
your current rule set to the packets displayed in Log Viewer. As a
result, when you use this command the program will delete the
packets that do not match the current rule set. Note that this will
not modify the file on the disk.
From File … -
does the same as the Apply command,
but allows you to use a rule set from a previously saved .RLS file
rather than the current rule set.