Using tshark or Wireshark, is there a filter for unique MAC address, IP addresses? I would like to list all of the unique address in a PCAP. Or will this require some scripting to grep the output of tshark/tcpdump and then sort based on uniq output.


asked 29 Jun '11, 17:12

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Other than Statistics, Conversations? Wouldn't that do what you need?

(29 Jun '11, 18:38) hansangb

Both of your answers worked quite well...

(29 Jun '11, 21:28) Pyxis

Count unique IP addresses: tshark -r <input.pcap> -T fields -e ip.dst ip.src | sort | uniq

Count unique Ethernet addresses: tshark -r <input.pcap> -T fields -e eth.dst eth.src | sort | uniq

Note that e.g. ip.addr, which seems natural, actually lists out IP conversation endpoints.

(with many thanks, and a shout-out to Sake Blok)


answered 29 Jun '11, 19:40

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Sounds like you were at sharkfest!

(29 Jun '11, 19:41) zachad

Thanks for the feedback!

(29 Jun '11, 21:26) Pyxis

As hangsanb alluded to, you can use Wireshark's Statistics -> Endpoints, then choose the Ethernet tab for a list of unique MAC addresses, and choose the IPv4 (or IPv6) tab for the list of unique IP addresses. You probably want to disable name resolution to see the actual values instead of the resolved OUI's or domain names. The nice thing about Statistics -> Endpoints is that it comes equipped with a "Copy" button so you can easily copy all the relevant information about those endpoints to a text/csv file for further analysis/reporting.


answered 29 Jun '11, 19:00

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Thanks for the Wireshark answer, did not realize I could only mark one correct response.

(29 Jun '11, 21:27) Pyxis
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