CloudShark Support

The download API method

This method was introduced in CloudShark 1.2.485 and refers to version 1.0 of the API


The original file can be retrieved from the CloudShark system using the download API call. When using this call CloudShark provides the raw original capture file only; no CloudShark meta-information is included.


The download call uses the http or https GET method and returns the original content of the capture file. It is not stored in a JSON variable.

GET /api/v1/<token>/download/<cid>


curl -s > example.cap

# look at the filetype that you downloaded
file example.cap
example.cap: tcpdump capture file (little-endian) - version 2.4


This call is not supported if download original functionality has been disabled by an admin user.

About CloudShark

CloudShark is made by QA Cafe, a technology company based in Portsmouth, NH. Our passion for packet captures has grown out of our other product CDRouter.

Get in touch via our Contact us page or by following us on your favorite service: