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Mastering Wireshark 2

By : Andrew Crouthamel
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Mastering Wireshark 2

By: Andrew Crouthamel

Overview of this book

Wireshark, a combination of a Linux distro (Kali) and an open source security framework (Metasploit), is a popular and powerful tool. Wireshark is mainly used to analyze the bits and bytes that flow through a network. It efficiently deals with the second to the seventh layer of network protocols, and the analysis made is presented in a form that can be easily read by people. Mastering Wireshark 2 helps you gain expertise in securing your network. We start with installing and setting up Wireshark2.0, and then explore its interface in order to understand all of its functionalities. As you progress through the chapters, you will discover different ways to create, use, capture, and display filters. By halfway through the book, you will have mastered Wireshark features, analyzed different layers of the network protocol, and searched for anomalies. You’ll learn about plugins and APIs in depth. Finally, the book focuses on pocket analysis for security tasks, command-line utilities, and tools that manage trace files. By the end of the book, you'll have learned how to use Wireshark for network security analysis and configured it for troubleshooting purposes.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Title Page
Copyright and Credits
Packt Upsell
Free Chapter
Installing Wireshark 2

Remote capture usage

In this section, we'll take a look at how to use that remote packet capture software that we set up with WinPcap on the remote system.

In order to use that remote WinPcap service running on the remote system and capture packets from it, we need to add that into our local Wireshark interface so that we can capture it. So in order to do this, we will perform the following steps:

  1. We will go ahead and click on Capture options icon.
  2. Click on Manage Interfaces... and you'll see here that there's the Remote Interfaces tab; click on that.
  3. Click on the plus icon in the bottom left-hand side here.
  4. Enter in the Host IP address of that remote system.
  5. Click on the Password authentication radio button, and enter in the credentials for that service account that we created. I used pcap here. You can then enter in the username and password and click on OK. At this point, it should show us the remote interfaces that it sees on the other device. So you see here that's my 5.25device, and here...