Monitoring USB communications using usbmon interface

Learn how to monitor USB devices by using the usbmon kernel module together with Wireshark or Tshark.


With the help of usbmon we have a cost-effective solution to monitor USB communications between the kernel and a hardware device. It is an alternative to hardware USB protocol analyzers for those on a budget or having to do it once. Loading of usbmon kernel module The first step is to load the related kernel module. This can be done using the modprobe command. $ sudo modprobe usbmon Validate if the usbmon kernel module is loaded using the lsmod command.