Operating dsAnalyzer

dsAnalyzer can be launched by any user in the devsol user group and it can be launched from any directory that you choose.  Log and results files are placed in the directory from which dsAnalyzer was launched and it is therefore a good practice to be consistent in your choice of directory so that you can more easily locate those files.


dsAnalyzer can be operated from the Linux command line or with dsClient GUI


Operating dsAnalyzer from the command line


Use the following command to launch dsAnalyzer:


dsAnalyzer -f <filename> {[-f input filename...][-D <path>] [-l {log level}] [-b <buffer size>] [-c <path>] [-D <path>] [-w]}


-b (buffer size)

Specifies size of buffer in KB.

-c <path>

XML configuration file to be used/loaded.  The file is validated against the schema when they are loaded. An error message will be displayed if validation fails.


-D <path>

Specifies the path and name of the file that contains a list of Dictionary files to be used.


-f <filename>

Specifies the path and file name of one or more packet trace files to be processed.   At least one filename is required.


-l {log level}

Sets the log level for dsAnalyzer application operations.  Default is level 10.


-m (nnn)

Specifies the number of log files to keep before reuse.


-o <string>

Output filename prefix.  Default is the first input file.



Indicates live capture vs. static file.  Default is static file.


Operating dsAnalyzer with dsClient GUI

dsClient GUI is also used for Developing Solutions' dsTest product.  Only the GUI features that apply to dsAnalyzer are covered in this Online Help.  For more information regarding dsTest, refer to the Developing Solutions web site.

Before using dsClient GUI, you must download the GUI and install it on your Windows machine


There are two aspects of using the GUI to operate dsAnalyzer:

Configuring dsAnalyzer

Operating dsAnalyzer to create the desired output files.


Refer to the dsClient GUI topic for information how to use dsClient GUI to operation dsAnalyzer.