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How to filter to view only HTTP requests?

asked 2019-11-09 14:42:51 +0000

ismaeel_ali gravatar image

updated 2019-11-10 17:07:48 +0000

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Hi all, I have been given the following homework. My teacher was not very clear about using wireshark, which has led to confusion on my end. We are using an online virtual machine. The questions is as follows: "Using wireshark_setup.pcapng, filter the packets to view only HTTP requests. What is the source IP address shown on the last packet?"

It is safe to say i am quite confused about whats going on, any help would be appreciated!

Thanks in advance :D

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answered 2019-11-09 16:07:35 +0000

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Are you able to open the capture file in the gui?
https://www.wireshark.org/docs/wsug_h...

Then filter the packet with a display filter:
https://www.wireshark.org/docs/wsug_h...

Example of filtering for tcp packets:
https://www.wireshark.org/docs/wsug_h...

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Thank you but none of the documentation is making sense to me, could you try explaining it to me?

ismaeel_ali gravatar imageismaeel_ali ( 2019-11-09 18:14:06 +0000 )edit

We're trying to give you hints rather than the complete answer. What have you tried?

grahamb gravatar imagegrahamb ( 2019-11-10 17:16:08 +0000 )edit

@grahamb - didn't know about homework tag. That's excellent! Thanks.

Chuckc gravatar imageChuckc ( 2019-11-10 17:21:05 +0000 )edit
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answered 2019-11-10 06:36:31 +0000

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updated 2019-11-10 17:13:55 +0000

grahamb gravatar image

If you want to only show HTTP requests, you can use the filter http. After starting a capture, type http into the display filter box.

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