I have runtime Linux running in a PLC. My development machine is running Ubuntu 14.04. The PLC and the development machine are connected through a five port switch. I ssh to PLC from my development machine to transfer executable of a networking application that I develop on my development machine.
I run tcpdump on PLC to debug the kind of packets my network application is receiving BUT as soon as I start tcpdump, there starts a flood of ssh sync and acks back and forth from my ubuntu machine to the PLC. The LED lights of ethernet controller of PLC as well on the switch start blinking rapidly. The flood overwhelms the PLC and it almost dies down while all other packets get dropped. It feels like a DOS attack whenever I run tcpdump but as soon as I stop tcpdump, everything calms down and gets back to the normal.
I would like know remedy on this problem and why it happens?
Any help would be appreciated.