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Practical Packet Analysis, 2nd Edition by Chris Sanders

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Setting Capture Options

We walked through a very basic packet capture in Chapter 3. Wireshark offers quite a few more capture options in the Capture Options dialog, shown in Figure 4-8. To open this dialog, choose Capture ▸ Interfaces and click the Options button next to the interface on which you want to capture packets.

The Capture Options dialog has more bells and whistles than you can shake a stick at, all designed to give you more flexibility while capturing packets. It’s divided into Capture, Capture Files, Stop Capture, Display Options, and Name Resolution sections, which we’ll examine separately.

Capture Settings

The Interface drop-down list in the Capture section is where you can select the network interface to configure. The left drop-down ...

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