8.4.2. The "Conversations" window
The conversations window is similar to the
endpoint Window; see Section 8.5.2, “The "Endpoints" window” for a
description of their common features. Along with addresses, packet
counters, and byte counters the conversation window adds four columns: the time in seconds between the start of the capture and the start of the conversation ("Rel Start"), the duration of the conversation in seconds, and the average bits (not bytes) per second in each direction.
Figure 8.3. The "Conversations" window
Each row in the list shows the statistical values for exactly one conversation.
will be done if selected in the window
and if it is active for the specific protocol layer (MAC layer for the
selected Ethernet endpoints page).
Limit to display filter
will only show conversations matching
the current display filter.
button will copy the list values to the
clipboard in CSV (Comma Separated Values) format.
This window will be updated frequently, so it will be useful, even if
you open it before (or while) you are doing a live capture.
8.4.3. The protocol specific "Conversation List" windows
Before the combined window described above was available, each of its
pages was shown as a separate window. Even though the combined window is
much more convenient to use, these separate windows are still
available. The main reason is that they might process faster for
very large capture files. However, as the functionality is exactly the
same as in the combined window, they won't be discussed in detail here.