Frame Relay


Eric Scace, an engineer at Sprint International, invented Frame Relay. He based the design on earlier work of his in the development of AX.25, a frame relay-like packet switching protocol created by amateur radio operators. Sprint International (as of 2005 a part of Sprint Nextel) subsequently contracted with StrataCom for the first implementations, and deployed StrataCom hardware in its public data network to offer the first frame relay public service.

Protocol dependencies

Example traffic

XXX - Add example traffic here (as plain text or Wireshark screenshot).


The Frame Relay dissector is (fully functional, partially functional, not existing, ... whatever the current state is). Capturing from Frame Relay hardware is only available on some platforms, see Supported Capture Media list for details.

Preference Settings

Example capture file

XXX - Add a simple example capture file. Keep it short, it's also a good idea to gzip it to make it even smaller, as Wireshark can open gzipped files automatically.

Display Filter

A complete list of Frame Relay display filter fields can be found in the display filter reference

Capture Filter

Currently unknown.

See Wireshark: Supported Capture Media page for Wireshark capturing support on various platforms.


FrameRelay (last edited 2008-12-13 20:39:12 by GeraldCombs)