VoIP Ethernet Capture TSBC5000

Applies to version(s): v2.10

Capturing using the internal host of the TSBC5000 internal host

The internal host of the TSBC5000 can be used for capturing packets that are mirrored from the VOIP0 and/or VOIP1 physical ports. This includes RTP traffic.

Start Capture

You need two SSH sessions to capture the traffic:

Step 1

  • Access the TSBC5000 management interface using SSH. Then, access the telecom baseboard using telnet

Prompt is now:

  • To capture VoIP0 traffic, enter:
mv88eMonitor 0x4 0x4 8 600
  • To capture VoIP1 traffic, enter:
mv88eMonitor 0x8 0x8 8 600

In the example, the duration is 600 seconds. This will capture traffic for 10 minutes.

Note: We do not recommend to keep capturing for a long time. This is only used for debugging purpose.

Step 2

  • Access the TSBC5000 management interface using SSH

start tbx_cli_tools_remote

[root@TB016635 ~]# tbx_cli_tools_remote
  • connect to tbrouter

(The following is displayed:)

Available remote hosts to control (TBX_GW_PORT=12358, local IPs / Press corresponding letter to
   a : TB016634.tbrouter
   b : TB016635.gateway
   c : TB016635.logtrace
   d : TB016635.stream_server
   e : TB016635.tboam_app
   f : TB016635.tbrouter       <------------tbrouter
   g : TB016635.tbsnmpagent
   h : TB016635.tbsyslog
   i : TB016635.tbuctwriter
   j : TB016635.toolpack_engine
   k : TB016635.toolpack_sys_mgr
   l : TB016635.web_server
  • Select the tbrouter application. (Letter 'f' in the above example)
  • Once you have access to the tbrouter application, press 'p'
       Capture circular buffer size (nb of packets)?      : 50000  <-- set the number of packets to capture
       Capture mode (1:In 2:Out 4:Monitor) (ex: 3=In+out) : 4      <-- Select 4
       VLAN id (list, -1:All) (ex:151, 152, 153, 154)     : -1
       Convert DSA tags to VLAN tags                      : Yes
       Capture only firewall-protected VLANs              : Yes

Press Enter to start the capture.

Stop Capture

Press 'P' (capital letter) to stop the capture.

  • Access the telecom baseboard from the TSBC5000 using telnet.
  • Stop the capture
mv88eMonitor 0 0 0

Download Capture

To download the voip_capture.cap file, use SSH secure copy ("sftp") to the TSBC5000 management port. This can be done on Windows using tools like Filezilla or WinSCP.
The file location of the capture is: