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What display filter can I use for http? I am looking for test string "content" within the Info.

asked 2018-10-04 16:38:43 +0000

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What display filter can I use for http? I am looking for test string "content" within the Info.

The info field display the full URL with the hostname but I am looking specifically for a subdirectory /content.

Please help!

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answered 2018-10-04 18:01:22 +0000

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updated 2018-10-05 08:57:44 +0000

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This is a display filter:

http contains "content"

Replace content with whatever you are searching. For example:

http contains "cnn"

will display all the HTTP requests/responses with cnn

I think it is case sensitive so be careful what you place within the quotation marks. Hope this answers your question.

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Answer above is helpful but there were few issues.

  • I used the suggested display filter contains ".com" and it resulted with packets containing web hosts accessed using http protocol. But the URL were not visible in any column. Had to do few clicks to see each url/website

  • I had to specify ".com" to view the url/website which contained .com. If I wanted to view all the url in the pcap file, that wasn't possible by using contains display filter

  • Moreover it didn't show any host/url which were accessed using https.

To view the URL, I had to expand Hypertext Transfer Protocol within Frame detail window by clicking > and then I was able to see the field Host: . Same steps had to be taken for every other packets to see the URL accessed (URL were listed under > Hypertest ...(more)

Zaaf gravatar imageZaaf ( 2019-03-21 15:18:12 +0000 )edit

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