Bug ID 657727: Running tcpdump from TMSH cannot capture the local "tmm" interface

Last Modified: Nov 07, 2022

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Affected Product:  See more info
BIG-IP TMOS(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
12.1.0, 12.1.0 HF1, 12.1.0 HF2, 12.1.1, 12.1.1 HF1, 12.1.1 HF2, 12.1.2, 12.1.2 HF1, 12.1.2 HF2, 12.1.3,,,,,,,, 12.1.4,, 12.1.5,,,, 12.1.6, 13.0.0, 13.0.0 HF1, 13.0.0 HF2, 13.0.0 HF3, 13.0.1

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Opened: Apr 10, 2017
Severity: 3-Major
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Cannot run tcpdump against the "tmm" interface. System posts errors similar to the following: tcpdump: pcap_loop: Device /Common/tmm not found tcpdump: ioctl: No such device This occurs because the 'tmm0' interface was renamed to 'tmm' beginning in v12.1.0, but the libbigpacket conditional logic to handle "special device names" still references 'tmm0'.


Cannot run tcpdump on the 'tmm' internal interface.


-- When running tmsh, an environment variable ("TMOS_PATH") is set. -- The user logs in to the CLI with a default shell of tmsh (either as configured, or with a role assigned via remote-roles), or tries to run tcpdump via tmsh.


Unset the 'TMOS_PATH' environment variable before running tcpdump.

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