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Advanced Report Filters


This document describes the advanced report filtering in the Discovery Scan Settings.


In the Discovery Scan Settings UI, you can deselect a specific protocol that you do not want to trigger on. However, this only stops from explicitly sending requests with those protocols, it does not prevent it from triggering on related traffic. This may lead to seeing targets trigger on protocol that are deselected in the UI.

With the advanced report filtering option, you can perform a discovery scan but ignore traffic matching the filter by adding Berkeley Packet Filter (BPF) expressions. 

Report Filters

BPF Expression Syntax

Refer to the following link for syntax:

Use Cases

Sometimes, even if you do not of send an Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) message, you may still get an ARP response which marks the target as alive. By setting a filter to remove the ARP messages, the scanner will not report on ARP responses.

Additional Resources



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