Practical Packet Analysis: Using Wireshark to Solve Real-World Network Problems

( 2 )

Overview

It's easy to capture packets with Wireshark, the world's most popular network sniffer, whether off the wire or from the air. But how do you use those packets to understand what's happening on your network?

With an expanded discussion of network protocols and 45 completely new scenarios, this extensively revised second edition of the best-selling Practical Packet Analysis will teach you how to make sense of your PCAP data. You'll find new sections on troubleshooting slow networks...

See more details below
Paperback (Second Edition)
$35.45
BN.com price
(Save 29%)$49.95 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (26) from $26.95   
  • New (17) from $27.55   
  • Used (9) from $26.93   
Practical Packet Analysis, 2nd Edition: Using Wireshark to Solve Real-World Network Problems

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$22.99
BN.com price
(Save 42%)$39.95 List Price

Overview

It's easy to capture packets with Wireshark, the world's most popular network sniffer, whether off the wire or from the air. But how do you use those packets to understand what's happening on your network?

With an expanded discussion of network protocols and 45 completely new scenarios, this extensively revised second edition of the best-selling Practical Packet Analysis will teach you how to make sense of your PCAP data. You'll find new sections on troubleshooting slow networks and packet analysis for security to help you better understand how modern exploits and malware behave at the packet level. Add to this a thorough introduction to the TCP/IP network stack and you're on your way to packet analysis proficiency.

Learn how to:

  • Use packet analysis to identify and resolve common network problems like loss of connectivity, DNS issues, sluggish speeds, and malware infections
  • Build customized capture and display filters
  • Monitor your network in real-time and tap live network communications
  • Graph traffic patterns to visualize the data flowing across your network
  • Use advanced Wireshark features to understand confusing captures
  • Build statistics and reports to help you better explain technical network information to non-techies

Practical Packet Analysis is a must for any network technician, administrator, or engineer. Stop guessing and start troubleshooting the problems on your network.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593272661
  • Publisher: No Starch Press San Francisco, CA
  • Publication date: 7/22/2011
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 280
  • Sales rank: 598,266
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Chris Sanders is a computer security consultant, author, and researcher. A SANS Mentor who holds several industry certifications, including CISSP, GCIA, GCIH, and GREM, he writes regularly for WindowSecurity.com and his blog, ChrisSanders.org. Sanders uses Wireshark daily for packet analysis. He lives in Charleston, South Carolina, where he works as a government defense contractor.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Praise for the First Edition of Practical Packet Analysis;
Dedication;
Acknowledgments;
Introduction;
Why This Book?;
Concepts and Approach;
How to Use This Book;
About the Sample Capture Files;
The Rural Technology Fund;
Contacting Me;
Chapter 1: Packet Analysis and Network Basics;
1.1 Packet Analysis and Packet Sniffers;
1.2 How Computers Communicate;
1.3 Traffic Classifications;
1.4 Final Thoughts;
Chapter 2: Tapping into the Wire;
2.1 Living Promiscuously;
2.2 Sniffing Around Hubs;
2.3 Sniffing in a Switched Environment;
2.4 Sniffing in a Routed Environment;
2.5 Sniffer Placement in Practice;
Chapter 3: Introduction to Wireshark;
3.1 A Brief History of Wireshark;
3.2 The Benefits of Wireshark;
3.3 Installing Wireshark;
3.4 Wireshark Fundamentals;
Chapter 4: Working with Captured Packets;
4.1 Working with Capture Files;
4.2 Working with Packets;
4.3 Setting Time Display Formats and References;
4.4 Setting Capture Options;
4.5 Using Filters;
Chapter 5: Advanced Wireshark Features;
5.1 Network Endpoints and Conversations;
5.2 Protocol Hierarchy Statistics;
5.3 Name Resolution;
5.4 Protocol Dissection;
5.5 Following TCP Streams;
5.6 Packet Lengths;
5.7 Graphing;
5.8 Expert Information;
Chapter 6: Common Lower-Layer Protocols;
6.1 Address Resolution Protocol;
6.2 Internet Protocol;
6.3 Transmission Control Protocol;
6.4 User Datagram Protocol;
6.5 Internet Control Message Protocol;
Chapter 7: Common Upper-Layer Protocols;
7.1 Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol;
7.2 Domain Name System;
7.3 Hypertext Transfer Protocol;
7.4 Final Thoughts;
Chapter 8: Basic Real-World Scenarios;
8.1 Social Networking at the Packet Level;
8.2 Capturing ESPN.com Traffic;
8.3 Real-World Problems;
8.4 Final Thoughts;
Chapter 9: Fighting a Slow Network;
9.1 TCP Error-Recovery Features;
9.2 TCP Flow Control;
9.3 Learning from TCP Error-Control and Flow-Control Packets;
9.4 Locating the Source of High Latency;
9.5 Network Baselining;
9.6 Final Thoughts;
Chapter 10: Packet Analysis for Security;
10.1 Reconnaissance;
10.2 Exploitation;
10.3 Final Thoughts;
Chapter 11: Wireless Packet Analysis;
11.1 Physical Considerations;
11.2 Wireless Card Modes;
11.3 Sniffing Wirelessly in Windows;
11.4 Sniffing Wirelessly in Linux;
11.5 802.11 Packet Structure;
11.6 Adding Wireless-Specific Columns to the Packet List Pane;
11.7 Wireless-Specific Filters;
11.8 Wireless Security;
11.9 Final Thoughts;
Further Reading;
Packet Analysis Tools;
Packet Analysis Resources;
Colophon;
Updates;

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3
( 2 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(1)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(1)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2014

    In the book Practical Packet Analysis, Chris Sanders has done a

    In the book Practical Packet Analysis, Chris Sanders has done a great job of combining the technical information about common data communications protocols with the practical information of how to test and analyze a real packet communication transaction. On the practical side, the book focuses on packet analysis tool Wireshark. Wireshark is one of the most widely used tools for testing wireless communications, and data communications networks. Chapter 4 has a great description of how to use Wireshark. In addition, Chris provides great descriptions of how several key data communications protocols work, and then at the same time uses Wireshark examples to illustrate the packet functions. A great example is in the Chapter 7 (“Common Upper Layer Protocols”) section on the Domain Name Server/ DNS protocol. Thus, I highly recommend this book.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted December 2, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    Just an overview...

    If you're looking for a bird's eye view of the TCP stack, this book is for you. Otherwise, spend the $100 for the TCP/IP Wireshark book.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)