I am somewhat new to computer networking and I created a little project where I have two computers connected to an Ethernet switch, forming a small network. Computer
192.168.1.1) has a mail-server program installed on it (communigate server) and the other computer
192.168.1.2) tries to access mails via an https interface. (I verified both PCs can ping each other).
client, I am logging in and out of the web interface while recording traffic on both PCs via wireshark.
What I noticed is that
server does not seem to receive any packets at all from
client. (No packets from
client machine, I do find lots of TCP packets, but they all have the address
127.0.0.1 (both as source and destination) and there are no packets from
When I repeat this experiment with the
server ethernet cable disconnected,
client is unable to access the web-interface, so I assume there should be some sort of connection between the two?
Does anyone understand why WireShark does not record any packets from