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Practical Packet Analysis, 2nd Edition by Chris Sanders

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Capturing ESPN.com Traffic

http_espn.pcap

Having completed my social network stalking for the morning, my next task is to check up on the latest news headlines and sports scores. Certain sites always make for interesting analysis, and http://www.espn.com/ is one of those. I’ve captured the traffic of a computer browsing to the ESPN website in the file http_espn.pcap.

This capture file contains many packets—956 to be exact. This is simply too much data for us to manually scroll through the entire file in an attempt to discern individual connections and anomalies, so we’ll use some of Wireshark’s analysis features to make the process easier.

Using the Conversations Window

The ESPN home page includes a lot of bells and whistles, so it’s easy to understand ...

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