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Using pcap to View Your Raw Data

The pcap data source can rapidly ingest raw data directly into HDFS from Kafka. As a result, you can store all of the raw packet capture data in HDFS and review or query it at a later date. The pcap data is not displayed in the Metron dashboard, but you can query, view, or retrieve the data in order to port it to another application like Wireshark. The following sections provide instructions on retrieving and filtering the pcap data using the utilities described in the following sections: