Wireshark flow graph

Posted on 2011-10-13
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
In the flow graph pane there are ip addresses at the top with arrows between them.

Some errors go off the screen to the right and don't show the other endpoint.

Are the ip addresses displayed at the top the hosts sending the most data and then the hosts not sending as much data are not shown at the top and get pushed off the screen to the right?

Question by:Dragon0x40
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    Accepted Solution

    The way I see it (ver.1.4.9 at this moment) you have a timeline left
    and conversations on a first seen basis in rows down.
    You could select to display..
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    Assisted Solution

    So instead of 'All packets'
    if you had some sort of filtering made beforehand, you could show 'Displayed Packets'
    (and so have less col.'s)

    Alternatively if you actualy want the magnitude rather than the time in focus,
    then you could show statistics-conversations rather than statistics--flow-graph
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    Assisted Solution

    Try filtering the packets so only the traffic you're interested in is showing.  When there is a lot of information, it can roll past the side of the windows.  I'm not sure if they consider that a bug or not.

    Author Comment

    The graph starts on the right with the computer running Wireshark and then the next packet source or destination host is shown?

    I was hoping that it was left to right based on amount of packets/flow but it sounds like that is not the case.

    Good to know that everyone else is experiencing the same result with flow-graph.

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