Bug ID 783729: Not all tcpdump process are stopped after timeout

Last Modified: Aug 05, 2020

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

Known Affected Versions:
13.1.0,,,,,,,,, 13.1.1,,,,, 13.1.3,,,,, 14.0.0,,,,,, 14.0.1,, 14.1.0,,,,,, 14.1.2,,,,,,, 15.0.0, 15.0.1,,,,, 15.1.0,,,,

Opened: May 20, 2019
Severity: 4-Minor


tcpdump process continues to run even after timeout. Note: Tcpdump is used as part of network troubleshooting, and is not part of normal operation.


The process might be killed after the timer expires, but sometimes a tcpdump process can remain that will fill the disk if the process is not terminated manually.


Running more than 2 tcpdump processes, for example to gather data for different VLANs at the same time.


Explicitly terminate the process by issuing the command: tcpdump stop

Fix Information


Behavior Change