Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] ip.addr != 10.0.0.1
From: Jaap Keuter <[email protected]>
Date: Sun, 27 Jan 2008 21:23:40 +0100
Stig Bjørlykke wrote:
Hi.

We often get questions why the filter "ip.addr != 10.0.0.1" does not
work as expected.

Is it a good idea to make some sort of special handling for filters
like "ip.addr", "tcp.port" and "udp.port" to expand to the commonly
expected behavior?

Hi,

I'm very much opposed to it. Boolean logic can be a somewhat tricky, but when you master the math it becomes a powerful tool. Wireshark is a powetool. Therefor we have to educate the users, by teaching them how to use it. The Wiki is a good place, and can always be improved upon, so it can be the primary reference to the subject.
Thanx,
Jaap