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Wireshark Revealed: Essential Skills for IT Professionals by Charit Mishra, Yoram Orzach, James H Baxter

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An introduction to packet analysis with Wireshark

Packet analysis (also known as packet sniffing or protocol analyzing) is used to intercept and capture live data as it travels over the network (Ethernet or Wi-Fi) in order to understand what is happening in the network. Packet analysis is done by protocol analyzers such as Wireshark available on the Internet. Some of these are free and some are paid for commercial use. In this book, we will use Wireshark to perform network analysis, which is an open source software and the best free-network analyzer available on the Internet.

Numerous problems can happen in today's world of networking; for this, we need to be geared up all the time with the latest set of tools that can avail us of the ease of troubleshooting ...

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