The following chapter contains explanation on information seen in the Captures section of Monogoto hub.
Packet Captures allows you to capture all outgoing and incoming data from Things connected to Monogoto. Using Packet Capture, a PCAP file can be generated for a specific Thing which includes all data traffic routed via Monogoto over the past 60 minutes.
Packet capture is available for things that are connected to an APN served by Monogoto.
Activation or deactivation or the capture integration applies to the whole account.
Capture files will auto-delete after 30 days.

Enabling Packet Capture Functionality

When you want to use the Packet capture functionality you first need to enable this functionality. This is a one-time procedure, that will stay enabled for the future use.
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    Please go to Integrations section at the left side menu.
  1. 2.
    Please select Packet capture from the Monogoto Jedi tricks category.
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    Next press on Activate button in order to enable this functionality.
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    After activation, you will be informed that packet capture functionality will be enabled after 60 minutes.
After enabling packet capture you must wait for 60 minutes before integration has been enabled and a capture can be created.

Finding the IP address of a SIM for packet capture

Below you can see the procedure for obtaining IP address of a SIM that will be used for the packets capture.
  1. 1.
    First let's go to Things section in the Monogoto hub.
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    When you are in Things section, please press on a name of the Thing whose IP address you would like to inspect.
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    You should be directed to a window showing you information about your Thing, including your SIM used private IP address. Please copy it, since we will need for Packet Capture.

Capturing Packet for a SIM

When we have enabled Packet Capture and know the IP address of a SIM, we can initiate a packet capture.
  1. 1.
    Please go to Captures section, you should be able to see it at the left side of the Monogoto Hub.
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    Next click on +New Capture button.
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    Fill in the IP Address of the Thing you want to generate the Packet Capture File for.
  1. 4.
    Please press on Activate button.
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    Once generated, you can download the Capture File by clicking the button Download Capture File.
In case you do not see Download Capture File button, please try to do a website refresh.
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    The Packet Capture File is downloaded in PCAP format and can be opened with a program such as Wire Shark. The PCAP file contains all data about the packets sent to and from a Thing, including:
    • IP address of the source
    • IP address of the destination
    • Transport protocol (e.g. HTTP, TCP, UDP)
    • Packet size in bytes
    • The payload of the data packet
    • The metadata of the data packets