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Wireshark-users: Re: [Wireshark-users] Filtering pppoe packets

From: Guy Harris <guy@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 2 Jun 2010 01:01:26 -0700
If you're capturing traffic on an Ethernet interface, and some or all of that traffic is PPPoE (rather than, for example, capturing on a PPP device that happens to use PPPoE), to filter on the PPPoE content you have to do

	pppoes and {filter}

so that, for example, if you want all UDP PPPoE traffic, you need to say

	pppoes and udp

The pcap-filter man page in libpcap 1.0.0 and later (and the tcpdump man page for the pre-4.0 versions of tcpdump released at the same time as pre-1.0 versions of libpcap) says:

       pppoes True if the packet is a PPP-over-Ethernet Session packet (Ether-
              net  type  0x8864).   Note that the first pppoes keyword encoun-
              tered in expression changes the decoding offsets for the remain-
              der  of  expression on the assumption that the packet is a PPPoE
              session packet.

              For example:
                   pppoes && ip
              filters IPv4 protocols encapsulated in PPPoE.