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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 9. Introduction to Wireshark v2

This chapter will introduce you to the amazing features launched with the latest version of Wireshark. The following are some of the prominent changes that users will become aware of, and all the sample examples in this chapter are being using version 2:

  • Comparison between Wireshark v2 (QT) and the Legacy framework (GTK)

  • The intelligent scroll bar

  • The Translation feature

  • Graph improvements

  • Newer TCP streams

  • USBPcap

  • Summary

  • Practice questions

Wireshark has been there with us for approximately two decades now; there weren't any major updates that we witnessed during its lifecycle. However, there were minor updates introduced to make the application more convenient and robust during this long period. But this time, we have a newly branded Wireshark v2 with glazing arsenal. Yes, we are really lucky to witness this major update for the most popular and amazing tool in the protocol analysis industry.

I am really excited to discuss the different sets of tools introduced...