frame "protocol"

The frame protocol isn't a real protocol itself, but used by Wireshark as a base for all the protocols on top of it. It shows information from capturing, such as the exact time a specific frame was captured. You could think of it as a pseudo dissector.

History

This feature has existed for a long time in Wireshark.

Protocol dependencies

This pseudo-protocol doesn't run atop other protocols.

Example traffic

All capture files include this pseudo-protocol, so specific examples aren't useful.

Wireshark

The frame dissector is fully functional.

Preference Settings

Configuration options are under Edit-> Preferences...-> Protocols-> Frame.

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"Show File Offset" adds a file offset to the frame tree, and "Treat all frames as DOCSIS frames" forces each frame to be dissected as DOCSIS. See CaptureSetup/DOCSIS for more information.

Preferences are also available by right clicking on a packet:

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Example capture file

All capture files include this pseudo-protocol, so specific examples aren't useful.

Display Filter

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

Examples:

Show only the frames from number 20 to 40:

 frame.number >= 20 && frame.number <= 40 

Hide all frames:

 not frame 

Capture Filter

A capture filter for the frame pseudo protocol wouldn't make sense, as it would have to accept all packets and reject no packets.

External links

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Discussion


Imported from https://wiki.wireshark.org/Protocols/frame on 2020-08-11 23:19:47 UTC