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Mastering Wireshark

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Mastering Wireshark

Overview of this book

Wireshark is a popular and powerful tool used to analyze the amount of bits and bytes that are flowing through a network. Wireshark deals with the second to seventh layer of network protocols, and the analysis made is presented in a human readable form. Mastering Wireshark will help you raise your knowledge to an expert level. At the start of the book, you will be taught how to install Wireshark, and will be introduced to its interface so you understand all its functionalities. Moving forward, you will discover different ways to create and use capture and display filters. Halfway through the book, you’ll be mastering the features of Wireshark, analyzing different layers of the network protocol, looking for any anomalies. As you reach to the end of the book, you will be taught how to use Wireshark for network security analysis and configure it for troubleshooting purposes.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Mastering Wireshark
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Chapter 3. Mastering the Advanced Features of Wireshark

In this chapter, we will look under the hood of the Statistics menu in Wireshark and work with different command-line utilities that come pre-packaged with Wireshark. Here, we will cover the following topics:

  • Collecting network stats using Wireshark's Statistics menu

  • LabUp—Summary, Protocol Hierarchy, Conversations, and Endpoints

  • Mapping overall traffic in graphical form

  • LabUp—Graphs

  • View network traffic in plain-text form

  • LabUp—TCP Streams

  • Learn how to view logged anomalies in your trace file

  • LabUp—Expert Infos

  • Using command-line tools for protocol analysis

  • LabUp—CommandLine

  • Practice questions

With Wireshark, you can access a variety of statistics about the packets and protocols involved in the communication between two hosts. We can collect basic as well as advanced and specific information about protocols that are involved in the communication process. We will discuss most of the useful tools available in this menu, which can give us a better...