We capture many pcap files every day on many different multicast groups. For the purposes of testing & benchmarking, we wish to replay these files in an isolated environment and in a controlled way. These pcap files are captured simultaneously, but on different multicast groups & ports.
I want to replay these files back on to the network (possibly with ttl=0 or 1) in the order in which the packets were recorded, and on different (and specifyable) multicast groups. This ordering must be synchronized accross all of the files being played back.
For example, suppose we have two capture files,
bar.pcap. We want to replay
foo.pcap packets on mcast group 126.96.36.199:30001, and the
bar.pcap packets should be replayed on 188.8.131.52:30002.
foo.pcap has packets recorded at time offsets 0, 1, and 5.
bar.pcap has packets recorded at time offsets (relative to
foo.pcap) 3, 4, and 5.
So what I'm looking for is a way to replay these packets in an order synchronized accross both
bar.pcap. In other words, the first 2 packets from
foo.pcap should go out on to 184.108.40.206:30001, and then the first two packets from
bar.pcap should go out on 220.127.116.11:30002, and then the past packet from
foo.pcap should go out at the same time (or close to it) as the last packet from
We also need to be able to tune the rate at which packets are replayed. eg, at recorded speed; 10x recorded speed; 1 GB/sec; etc.
How can I accomplish this?
I will be working in Linux only (RHEL 6.5 primarily & also Ubuntu 12.04)