Note the IEEE number for Ethernet in the top-level heading
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Ethernet (IEEE 802.3)
Ethernet is the most common local area networking technology, and, with gigabit and 10 gigabit Ethernet, is also being used for metropolitan-area and wide-area networking.
It is specified by [http://standards.ieee.org/getieee802/802.3.html various IEEE 802.3 specifications].
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- Ethernet is the lowest software layer, so it only depends on hardware.
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The Ethernet dissector is fully functional.
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Example capture file
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A complete list of Ethernet display filter fields can be found in the [http://www.ethereal.com/docs/dfref/e/eth.html display filter reference]
Show only the Ethernet-based traffic:
Show only the Ethernet-based traffic to and from Ethernet MAC address 08:00:08:15:ca:fe:
Capture only the Ethernet-based traffic to and from Ethernet MAC address 08:00:08:15:ca:fe:
ether host 08:00:08:15:ca:fe
A lot of tutorial information about Ethernet can be found at [http://www.ethermanage.com/ethernet/ethernet.html Charles Spurgeon's Ethernet Web Site].