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Packet Analysis with Wireshark by Anish Nath

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Wireshark user interface

The Wireshark main window appears when Wireshark starts capturing a packet, or when a .pcap file is open for offline viewing. It looks similar to the following screenshot:

Wireshark user interface

The Wireshark UI interface consists of different panes and provides various options to the user for customizing it. In this chapter, we will cover these panes in detail:

Item

What is it?

The red box

This shows that Wireshark is running and capturing a packet

1

This is the Filter toolbar, used for filtering packets based on the applied filter

2

This is the Packet List pane, which displays all captured packets

3

This is the Packet Details pane, which ...

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