3.17. The "Packet Details" pane
The packet details pane shows the current packet (selected in the "Packet List"
pane) in a more detailed form.
Figure 3.14. The "Packet Details" pane
This pane shows the protocols and protocol fields of the packet selected
in the "Packet List" pane. The protocols and fields of the packet are
displayed using a tree, which can be expanded and collapsed.
There is a context menu (right mouse click) available, see details in
Figure 6.4, “Pop-up menu of the "Packet Details" pane”.
Some protocol fields are specially displayed.
Wireshark itself will generate additional protocol fields which are
surrounded by brackets. The information in these fields is derived from the
known context to other packets in the capture file. For example, Wireshark
is doing a sequence/acknowledge analysis of each TCP stream,
which is displayed in the [SEQ/ACK analysis] fields of the TCP protocol.
If Wireshark detected a relationship to another packet in the capture file,
it will generate a link to that packet. Links are underlined and displayed
in blue. If double-clicked, Wireshark jumps to the corresponding packet.