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Is there a way to have a column or a filter that marks each packet as incoming (download) or outgoing (upload) in Wireshark?

I guess this should be relative to the selected capture interface device.

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You could use a Color Rule (under View -> Colorize Conversation -> New Coloring Rule and ad ip.src == your.ip as a color and ip.dst == your.ip as another color. This would override the defaults but would accomplish what you're looking for.

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I was thinking more like a special column with a value download = "1" and upload = "2". I don't see anything like tokens in Wireshark where i can append a string to an expression. I want another program to take this data and know when a packet is an upload and a download. With this answer this other program will have to check the ip.src == my.ip & ip.dst == my.ip instead of a 1 or a 2. – Ventolinmono Jul 2 '13 at 18:56

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