Internet Control Message Protocol version 6 (ICMPv6)
See ICMP page for ICMP version 4.
ICMPv6 is used by IPv6 nodes to report errors encountered in processing packets, and to perform other internet-layer functions, such as diagnostics (ICMPv6 "ping"). ICMPv6 is an integral part of IPv6, and the base protocol must be fully implemented by every IPv6 node.
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The ICMPv6 dissector is (fully functional, partially functional, not existing, ... whatever the current state is). Also add info of additional Wireshark features where appropriate, like special statistics of this protocol.
(XXX add links to preference settings affecting how ICMPv6 is dissected).
Example capture file
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A complete list of ICMPv6 display filter fields can be found in the display filter reference
Show only the ICMPv6 based traffic:
Capture only the ICMPv6 based traffic:
See RFC 4443 for more details.