A Wireshark IPv6 Configuration Profile

Check out these additional IPv6 Resources:
Our IPv6 overview course at Udemy
Our IPv6 Custom Profiles for Wireshark
Our IPv6 classes at the Online School

For those of you who love Wireshark and are supporting IPv6, we would like to offer a great default profile for IPv6.  Consider for a moment what would be important in your network administration in IPv6:

  • Certainly anything having to do with ICMPv6
  • Being able to find packets with certain extension headers
  • Being able to detect tunelled packets
  • Being able to note packets with certain IPv6 Addresses

All this would be a great starting point, and you would want to great colorization of things like neighbor discovery, ICMPv6 errors, etc.

Profiles are one of the most important Wireshark capabilities.  Setting up and using different profiles for different environments, protocols, and tasks is a crucial skill that we teach in our Wireshark courses.  Let’s say you went to the Wireshark site and tried to find some!  Suprisingly, here is what you would get:

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Whaaaaat?????

No worries.  We have an answer below:

Let’s look at what you get with this default profile.

Capture Filters

Here are the capture filters in this profile:

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Display Filters

We have packed the nested Display Filter buttons with all that you need:

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Colorization:

Here are the color rules we added:

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Again, all of this is a great starting point.  What do you think we are missing?  What would you add?

Let us know here!

To download this ZIP file click here.  Make sure you unzip it into your personal folders, profiles subdirectory:

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We hope this helps you with IPv6 and Wireshark!

Got a better one?  Or have a profile you would like to send to us?  Send it to andyw@cellstream.com – thanks in advance – we share profiles here.

Another way to find profiles, click on “Profile” in the tag cloud.

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