The Wireshark Field Guide: Analyzing and Troubleshooting Network Traffic

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The Wireshark Field Guide provides hackers, pen testers, and network administrators with practical guidance on capturing and interactively browsing the traffic running on a computer network. Wireshark is the world's foremost network protocol analyzer, with a rich feature set that includes deep inspection of hundreds of protocols, live capture, offline analysis and many other features.

Wireshark is a multi-platform application that can be set up and put to work in minutes to help...

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Overview

The Wireshark Field Guide provides hackers, pen testers, and network administrators with practical guidance on capturing and interactively browsing the traffic running on a computer network. Wireshark is the world's foremost network protocol analyzer, with a rich feature set that includes deep inspection of hundreds of protocols, live capture, offline analysis and many other features.

Wireshark is a multi-platform application that can be set up and put to work in minutes to help analyze and troubleshoot some of the most complex security problems found today. The Wireshark Field Guide covers the installation, configuration and use of this powerful tool. It provides readers with the hands-on skills to be more productive with Wireshark as they drill down into the information contained in real-time network traffic.

  • Learn the fundamentals of using Wireshark in a concise field manual
  • Quickly create functional filters that will allow you to get to work quickly on solving problems
  • Understand the myriad of options and the deep functionality of Wireshark to get working quicker
  • Solve common problems seen in networks today with what is taught in this guide
  • Learn some advanced features, methods and helpful ways to work quicker and more efficiently
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780124104136
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 5/28/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 914,640
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Rob Shimonski (www.shimonski.com) is an experienced entrepreneur and an active participant in the business community. Rob is a best-selling author and editor with over 15 years experience developing, producing and distributing print media in the form of books, magazines and periodicals. To date, Rob has successfully created over 100 books that are currently in circulation. Rob has worked for countless companies to include CompTIA, Entrepreneur Magazine, Microsoft, McGraw Hill Education, Cisco, the National Security Agency and Digidesign. Rob has an extremely diverse background in the print media industry filling roles such as author, co-author, technical editor, copy editor and developmental editor. Since print media shifted to the digital domain, Rob has focused the past decade on developing all of the needed skills to produce professional audio and video media. An expert in Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) design and video production, Rob has created over 500 different media packages to include commercials for TV, online advertising clips, audio podcasts and much more. Rob started to train others while in the US Marine Corps. Since, Rob has held a NY State teaching certificate as well as multiple trainer roles in colleges and trade schools across the world.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: About Wireshark

Chapter 2: Installing Wireshark

Chapter 3: Configuring a System

Chapter 4: Capturing Packets

Chapter 5: Color Codes

Chapter 6: Filters

Chapter 7: Sample Captures

Chapter 8: Inspecting Packets

Chapter 9: Deep Analysis

Chapter 10: Saving Captures

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