tcpdump command is also called as packet analyzer.
tcpdump command will work on most flavors of unix operating system. tcpdump allows us to save the packets that are captured, so that we can use it for future analysis. The saved file can be viewed by the same tcpdump command. We can also use open source software like wireshark to read the tcpdump pcap files.
In this tcpdump tutorial, let us discuss some practical examples on how to use the tcpdump command.