Wireshark-bugs: [Wireshark-bugs] [Bug 5538] New: ipv6.addr (etc) filter should be able to be spe
Date: Fri, 31 Dec 2010 04:54:35 -0800 (PST)
https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=5538

           Summary: ipv6.addr (etc) filter should be able to be specified
                    by a network or prefix
           Product: Wireshark
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: Enhancement
          Priority: Low
         Component: Wireshark
        AssignedTo: [email protected]
        ReportedBy: [email protected]


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When using ip.addr (and ip.dst and ip.src) in a display filter, the user is
able to specify a specific host as a well as a network (or prefix). So "ip.addr
== 1.2.3.4" and "ip.addr == 1.2.3.4/24" are both valid filters. 

Similarly, it is extremely desirable IPv6 addresses can be also specified by
both host and network. While in current 1.2 and 1.4 releases of wireshark you
can specify a host address such as "ipv6.addr == fe80::214:a5ff:fe55:55:55" you
*cannot* specify a prefix such as "ipv6.addr == fe80::/16" (which specify all
link-local addresses).

With urgent need for adoption of IPv6 to begin to replace IPv4 (primarily due
to imminent global address space exhaustion) it is important that this be
addressed.

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