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Wireshark 101: Essential Skills for Network Analysis - Second Edition: Wireshark Solution Series / Edition 2

Wireshark 101: Essential Skills for Network Analysis - Second Edition: Wireshark Solution Series / Edition 2

by Laura Chappell, Gerald CombsLaura Chappell


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Wireshark is the world's most popular network analyzer tool with over 1 million downloads per month. As the Founder of Wireshark University, Laura Chappell is undoubtedly one of the best Wireshark instructors around.

In this updated book, Laura offers step-by-step instructions on the key functions and features of Wireshark, including:

  • Filter on addresses, protocols, fields or traffic characteristics
  • Create custom columns for more efficient analysis
  • Find the source of delays with filters and coloring rules
  • Perform unattended captures with auto-stop conditions
  • Filter on keywords using wildcards and regular expressions
  • Graph and compare user, subnet and application traffic
  • Reassemble and extract a file from captured traffic
  • Identify DNS and HTTP errors fast
  • Export important packet details to .csv format
  • ...and more

This book includes 46 step-by-step Labs to quickly bring you up to speed with Wireshark version 2 regardless of whether you are a newbie or already working with Wireshark today!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781893939752
Publisher: Protocol Analysis Institute, Inc.
Publication date: 03/14/2017
Series: Wireshark Solution Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 408
Sales rank: 525,770
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Laura Chappell is the Founder of Wireshark University, Chappell University, and a renown network analyst and speaker/instructor. Ms. Chappell is also an Advisory Member of the Wireshark Foundation and sponsor of SharkFest, the Wireshark Developer and User Conference.

Gerald Combs is the creator of Wireshark (formerly Ethereal). Gerald is the "fearless leader" of the entire Wireshark developer group and appreciated throughout the IT industry for his contributions to Wireshark (considered one of the most successful Open Source projects of all time).

Table of Contents

Foreword by Gerald Combs, Chapter 0 Skills: Explore Key Wireshark Elements and Traffic Flows, Chapter 1 Skills: Customize Wireshark Views and Settings, Chapter 2 Skills: Determine the Best Capture Method and Apply Capture Filters, Chapter 3 Skills: Apply Display Filters to Focus on Specific Traffic, Chapter 4 Skills: Color and Export Interesting Packets, Chapter 5 Skills: Build and Interpret Tables and Graphs, Chapter 6 Skills: Reassemble Traffic for Faster Analysis, Chapter 7 Skills: Add Comments to Your Trace Files and Packets, Chapter 8 Skills: Use Command-Line Tools to Capture, Split, and Merge Traffic
Appendix A: Challenge Answers, Appendix B: Trace File Descriptions, Network Analyst's Glossary, Index

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