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Learning Network Forensics by Samir Datt

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Chapter 7. Proxies, Firewalls, and Routers

 

"Every link in the chain has its own role to play."

 
 --Samir Datt

Just as every link in a chain has its own role to play, every component in the network has a role to play and evidence to contribute to our investigation. In this chapter, we will exclusively focus on understanding web proxies, firewalls, and routers; reasons to investigate them; and how this would help in taking the investigation forward.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Getting proxies to confess
  • Making firewalls talk
  • Tales routers tell

Getting proxies to confess

Proxies are a very important component of any network. A proxy acts as an intermediary between other computers of the network and the Internet. In simple terms, ...

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