In this section, we'll take a look at how to create coloring rules, how to remove them, how to make your own, how to colorize conversations, and filter traffic by the coloring rules that are applied. Let's start.
I pulled up one of the previous captures that I've done—loading up a web page. We'll use this as an example for our coloring rules discussion. You can see here that it's already been colorized by default from Wireshark:
As I mentioned before in the profiles in the
Preferences section, there are
default settings within Wireshark, which include the coloring rules. Wireshark tries to make it a little bit easier for you to view your traffic, even from just a standard install. But you can, of course, customize that to show what you want to see.
The first thing you want to know, besides the fact that Wireshark will automatically colorize your traffic and from a basic standpoint, is that you can enable and disable the rules with one button. Up at the top of the window,...