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Wireshark Revealed: Essential Skills for IT Professionals by Charit Mishra, Yoram Orzach, James H Baxter

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Display filters

Display filters are much more flexible and powerful when compared to capture filters. Display filters do not discard any packets; instead, the packets are hidden to make viewing convenient or convenience. Discarding packets is not a very effective practice because, once the packets are dropped, they cannot be recovered. When you apply the display filter, only those packets that meet the specification of your filter will be displayed. In the the second column of the status bar of the Wireshark window, you will see a number of packets displayed after you apply a filter.

A display filter can be used for a capture file in the Filter dialog box located above the Packet List Pane. Display filters are more popular than capture filters. ...

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