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

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Searching for packets using the Find dialog

If you want to find a packet for a particular criterion, you can use the Find dialog. It has a couple of useful search techniques that can be applied easily and effectively on an already captured file or on a live running capture. You can access the Find utility by navigating to Edit | Find packets or using the shortcut Ctrl + F.

Searching for packets using the Find dialog

Figure 2.15: The Find Packet dialog

Let's see some more configurable options in it:

  • The display filter: After capturing the traffic, while analyzing whether you just want to see some specific packets based on a certain IP /Port/ Protocol, those packets that meet a certain criteria ...

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