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Practical Packet Analysis, 2nd Edition by Chris Sanders

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Working with Packets

You will eventually encounter situations involving a very large number of packets. As the number of these packets grows into the thousands and even millions, you will need to be able to navigate through packets more efficiently. For this purpose, Wireshark allows you to find and mark packets that match certain criteria. You can also print packets for easy reference.

Finding Packets

To find packets that match particular criteria, open the Find Packet dialog, shown in Figure 4-3, by pressing ctrl-F.

Finding packets in Wireshark based on specified criteria

Figure 4-3. Finding packets in Wireshark based on specified criteria

This dialog offers three options for finding packets:

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