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Practical Packet Analysis, 2nd Edition by Chris Sanders

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Setting Time Display Formats and References

Time is of the essence—especially in packet analysis. Everything that happens on a network is time sensitive, and you will need to examine trends and network latency in nearly every capture file. Wireshark recognizes the importance of time and supplies several configurable options relating to it. In this section, we’ll look at time display formats and references.

Time Display Formats

Each packet that Wireshark captures is given a timestamp, which is applied to the packet by the operating system. Wireshark can show the absolute timestamp indicating the exact moment when the packet was captured, as well as the time in relation to the last captured packet and the beginning and end of the capture.

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