Log Viewer is a tool for viewing and exploring capture files
created by CommView and several other packet analyzers. It has the
functionality of the
tab of the main program window, but unlike the
tab, Log 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 capture files.
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
for 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.
Using Log Viewer is similar to using the
tab of the main window; please refer to the
chapter if you need detailed information.
Log Viewer Menu
Load 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
Clear Window –
clears the packet list.
– makes CommView generate statistics on the packets loaded in Log
Viewer. Optionally, it is possible to reset previously collected
statistical data displayed in the
window. Please note that this function will not show packet
distribution along the timeline. It is limited to displaying
totals, protocol charts, and LAN hosts tables.
Send to VoIP Analyzer
– sends all packets from the current Log Viewer window to a
window for VoIP-specific analysis.
Close Window –
closes the window.
Find Packet –
shows a dialog that allows you to
matching a specific text.
Go to Packet Number
- shows a dialog that allows you to jump to a packet with the
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.