Practical Packet Analysis, 2nd Edition: Using Wireshark to Solve Real-World Network Problemsby Chris Sanders
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/i>
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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.
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This is a very well written book that simplifies the complexity of Wireshark. Before I read this book I had little knowledge of how to use Wireshark, now I can honestly put Packet Analysis on my resume. This book Provides the necessary background knowledge, real world use cases, and a significant amount of information. What I really like about this Author is many IT related books present information in a really dry matter, where as Chris delivers quality Information, while keeping it Interesting. It's very well written, and if you want to start learning about Packet Analysis this belongs in your library. I was so satisfied with this book, that I ordered this book on NSM. $35 is a steal for this wealth of knowledge.
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.
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.