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Wireshark-users: Re: [Wireshark-users] HTTP not captured

From: Jeff Morriss <>
Date: Tue, 07 Aug 2007 09:30:44 -0400
Antti K. wrote:

I've downloaded the latest SVN-release of Wireshark (0.99.7-SVN-22460) and compiled it.
My problem is this: after capturing packets from my dsl-line I don't see any
HTTP-protocol captures on the capture file, only TCP, DNS, UDP and ICMP.

IF I load that same capture file in Ubuntu's "own" Wireshark-package (0.99.4) I can see the HTTP
protocol -captures and everything is as they should be.

So what am I doing wrong or what is wrong that I can't see the HTTP protocol in
my own compilation of Wireshark?

There was an email on the -dev list recently that said that HTTP is not dissected any more in recent versions of SVN--I don't think anyone has looked at it yet. In other words, it's probably a "bleeding edge" problem.