Whether you are a Wireshark newbie or an experienced Wireshark user, this book streamlines troubleshooting techniques used by Laura Chappell in her 20] years of network analysis experience. Learn insider tips and tricks to quickly detect the cause of poor network performance. This book consists of troubleshooting labs to walk you through the process of measuring client/server/network delays, detecting application error responses, catching delayed responses, locating the point of packet loss, spotting TCP receiver congestion, and more. Key topics include: path delays, client delays, server delays, connection refusals, service refusals, receive buffer overload, rate throttling, packet loss, redirections, queueing along a path, resolution failures, small MTU sizes, port number reuse, missing support for TCP SACK/Window Scaling, misbehaving infrastructure devices, weak signals (WLAN), and more. Book supplements include sample trace files, Laura's Wireshark troubleshooting profile, and a troubleshooting checklist.
Author: Laura Chappell
Publisher: Laura Chappell University
Release Date: 2012
"Network analysis is the process of listening to and analyzing network traffic. Network analysis offers an insight into network communications to identify performance problems, locate security breaches, analyze application behavior, and perform capacity planning. Network analysis (aka "protocol analysis") is a process used by IT professionals who are responsible for network performance and security." -- p. 2.
Author: Laura Chappell
Publisher: Laura Chappell University
Release Date: 2012
This book is intended to provide practice quiz questions based on the thirty-three areas of study defined for the Wireshark Certified Network AnalystT Exam. This Official Exam Prep Guide offers a companion to Wireshark Network Analysis: The Official Wireshark Certified Network Analyst Study Guide (Second Edition).
Network analysis using Wireshark Cookbook contains more than 100 practical recipes for analyzing your network and troubleshooting problems in the network. This book provides you with simple and practical recipes on how to solve networking problems with a step-by-step approach. This book is aimed at research and development professionals, engineering and technical support, and IT and communications managers who are using Wireshark for network analysis and troubleshooting. This book requires a basic understanding of networking concepts, but does not require specific and detailed technical knowledge of protocols or vendor implementations.
Author: Laura Chappell
Release Date: 2017-03-14
Based on over 20 years of analyzing networks and teaching key analysis skills, this Second Edition covers the key features and functions of Wireshark version 2. This book includes 46 Labs and end-of-chapter Challenges to help you master Wireshark for troubleshooting, security, optimization, application analysis, and more.
The Wireshark Field Guide provides hackers, pen testers, and network administrators with practical guidance on capturing and interactively browsing computer network traffic. Wireshark is the world's foremost network protocol analyzer, with a rich feature set that includes deep inspection of hundreds of protocols, live capture, offline analysis and many other features. The Wireshark Field Guide covers the installation, configuration and use of this powerful multi-platform tool. The book give readers the hands-on skills to be more productive with Wireshark as they drill down into the information contained in real-time network traffic. Readers will learn the fundamentals of packet capture and inspection, the use of color codes and filters, deep analysis, including probes and taps, and much more. The Wireshark Field Guide is an indispensable companion for network technicians, operators, and engineers. Learn the fundamentals of using Wireshark in a concise field manual Quickly create functional filters that will allow you to get to work quickly on solving problems Understand the myriad of options and the deep functionality of Wireshark Solve common network problems Learn some advanced features, methods and helpful ways to work more quickly and efficiently
Leverage the power of Wireshark to troubleshoot your networking issues by using effective packet analysis techniques and performing improved protocol analysis About This Book Gain hands-on experience of troubleshooting errors in TCP/IP and SSL protocols through practical use cases Identify and overcome security flaws in your network to get a deeper insight into security analysis This is a fast-paced book that focuses on quick and effective packet captures through practical examples and exercises Who This Book Is For If you are a network or system administrator who wants to effectively capture packets, a security consultant who wants to audit packet flows, or a white hat hacker who wants to view sensitive information and remediate it, this book is for you. This book requires decoding skills and a basic understanding of networking. What You Will Learn Utilize Wireshark's advanced features to analyze packet captures Locate the vulnerabilities in an application server Get to know more about protocols such as DHCPv6, DHCP, DNS, SNMP, and HTTP with Wireshark Capture network packets with tcpdump and snoop with examples Find out about security aspects such as OS-level ARP scanning Set up 802.11 WLAN captures and discover more about the WAN protocol Enhance your troubleshooting skills by understanding practical TCP/IP handshake and state diagrams In Detail Wireshark provides a very useful way to decode an RFC and examine it. The packet captures displayed in Wireshark give you an insight into the security and flaws of different protocols, which will help you perform the security research and protocol debugging. The book starts by introducing you to various packet analyzers and helping you find out which one best suits your needs. You will learn how to use the command line and the Wireshark GUI to capture packets by employing filters. Moving on, you will acquire knowledge about TCP/IP communication and its use cases. You will then get an understanding of the SSL/TLS flow with Wireshark and tackle the associated problems with it. Next, you will perform analysis on application-related protocols. We follow this with some best practices to analyze wireless traffic. By the end of the book, you will have developed the skills needed for you to identify packets for malicious attacks, intrusions, and other malware attacks. Style and approach This is an easy-to-follow guide packed with illustrations and equipped with lab exercises to help you reproduce scenarios using a sample program and command lines.
This book is written in a friendly manner written by an expert with numerous years of practical experience utilizing SolarWinds Orion NPM as a network monitoring solution.This book is for systems administrators, system analysts, and systems engineers who are tasked with installing and implementing a network performance monitor. Knowledge of basic network concepts is required.
Today's rapidly changing technology offers increasingly complex challenges to the network administrator, MIS director and others who are responsible for the overall health of the network. This Network Maintenance and Troubleshooting Guide picks up where other network manuals and texts leave off. It addresses the areas of how to anticipate and prevent problems, how to solve problems, how to operate a healthy network and how to troubleshoot. Network Maintenance and Troubleshooting Guide also provides basic technical and troubleshooting information about cable testing, Ethernet and Token Ring networks and additional information about Novell's IPX® protocol and TCP/IP. Examples are shown as either diagrams and tables, or screen captures from Fluke instruments. Network professionals will appreciate the guide's "real world" orientation toward solving network crises quickly, by guiding readers to solutions for restoration of end to end data delivery as quickly as possible. The network novice will learn from the simplified descriptions about networking technology in the Appendices.
Author: Chris Sanders
Publisher: No Starch Press
Release Date: 2017-03-30
It’s easy to capture packets with Wireshark, the world’s most popular network sniffer, whether off the wire or from the air. But how do you use those packets to understand what’s happening on your network? Updated to cover Wireshark 2.x, the third edition of Practical Packet Analysis will teach you to make sense of your packet captures so that you can better troubleshoot network problems. You’ll find added coverage of IPv6 and SMTP, a new chapter on the powerful command line packet analyzers tcpdump and TShark, and an appendix on how to read and reference packet values using a packet map. Practical Packet Analysis will show you how to: –Monitor your network in real time and tap live network communications –Build customized capture and display filters –Use packet analysis to troubleshoot and resolve common network problems, like loss of connectivity, DNS issues, and slow speeds –Explore modern exploits and malware at the packet level –Extract files sent across a network from packet captures –Graph traffic patterns to visualize the data flowing across your network –Use advanced Wireshark features to understand confusing captures –Build statistics and reports to help you better explain technical network information to non-techies No matter what your level of experience is, Practical Packet Analysis will show you how to use Wireshark to make sense of any network and get things done.
Analyze data network like a professional by mastering Wireshark - From 0 to 1337 About This Book Master Wireshark and train it as your network sniffer Impress your peers and get yourself pronounced as a network doctor Understand Wireshark and its numerous features with the aid of this fast-paced book packed with numerous screenshots, and become a pro at resolving network anomalies Who This Book Is For Are you curious to know what's going on in a network? Do you get frustrated when you are unable to detect the cause of problems in your networks? This is where the book comes into play. Mastering Wireshark is for developers or network enthusiasts who are interested in understanding the internal workings of networks and have prior knowledge of using Wireshark, but are not aware about all of its functionalities. What You Will Learn Install Wireshark and understand its GUI and all the functionalities of it Create and use different filters Analyze different layers of network protocols and know the amount of packets that flow through the network Decrypt encrypted wireless traffic Use Wireshark as a diagnostic tool and also for network security analysis to keep track of malware Troubleshoot all the network anomalies with help of Wireshark Resolve latencies and bottleneck issues in the network In Detail 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. Style and approach Every chapter in this book is explained to you in an easy way accompanied by real-life examples and screenshots of the interface, making it easy for you to become an expert at using Wireshark.
Ethereal is the #2 most popular open source security tool used by system administrators and security professionals. This all new book builds on the success of Syngress’ best-selling book Ethereal Packet Sniffing. Wireshark & Ethereal Network Protocol Analyzer Toolkit provides complete information and step-by-step Instructions for analyzing protocols and network traffic on Windows, Unix or Mac OS X networks. First, readers will learn about the types of sniffers available today and see the benefits of using Ethereal. Readers will then learn to install Ethereal in multiple environments including Windows, Unix and Mac OS X as well as building Ethereal from source and will also be guided through Ethereal’s graphical user interface. The following sections will teach readers to use command-line options of Ethereal as well as using Tethereal to capture live packets from the wire or to read saved capture files. This section also details how to import and export files between Ethereal and WinDump, Snort, Snoop, Microsoft Network Monitor, and EtherPeek. The book then teaches the reader to master advanced tasks such as creating sub-trees, displaying bitfields in a graphical view, tracking requests and reply packet pairs as well as exclusive coverage of MATE, Ethereal’s brand new configurable upper level analysis engine. The final section to the book teaches readers to enable Ethereal to read new Data sources, program their own protocol dissectors, and to create and customize Ethereal reports. Ethereal is the #2 most popular open source security tool, according to a recent study conducted by insecure.org Syngress' first Ethereal book has consistently been one of the best selling security books for the past 2 years
Author: Jessey Bullock
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2017-02-28
Master Wireshark to solve real-world security problems If you don’t already use Wireshark for a wide range of information security tasks, you will after this book. Mature and powerful, Wireshark is commonly used to find root cause of challenging network issues. This book extends that power to information security professionals, complete with a downloadable, virtual lab environment. Wireshark for Security Professionals covers both offensive and defensive concepts that can be applied to essentially any InfoSec role. Whether into network security, malware analysis, intrusion detection, or penetration testing, this book demonstrates Wireshark through relevant and useful examples. Master Wireshark through both lab scenarios and exercises. Early in the book, a virtual lab environment is provided for the purpose of getting hands-on experience with Wireshark. Wireshark is combined with two popular platforms: Kali, the security-focused Linux distribution, and the Metasploit Framework, the open-source framework for security testing. Lab-based virtual systems generate network traffic for analysis, investigation and demonstration. In addition to following along with the labs you will be challenged with end-of-chapter exercises to expand on covered material. Lastly, this book explores Wireshark with Lua, the light-weight programming language. Lua allows you to extend and customize Wireshark’s features for your needs as a security professional. Lua source code is available both in the book and online. Lua code and lab source code are available online through GitHub, which the book also introduces. The book’s final two chapters greatly draw on Lua and TShark, the command-line interface of Wireshark. By the end of the book you will gain the following: Master the basics of Wireshark Explore the virtual w4sp-lab environment that mimics a real-world network Gain experience using the Debian-based Kali OS among other systems Understand the technical details behind network attacks Execute exploitation and grasp offensive and defensive activities, exploring them through Wireshark Employ Lua to extend Wireshark features and create useful scripts To sum up, the book content, labs and online material, coupled with many referenced sources of PCAP traces, together present a dynamic and robust manual for information security professionals seeking to leverage Wireshark.
Author: Smirnova, Elena V.
Publisher: IGI Global
Release Date: 2018-08-31
Engineering education methods and standards are important features of engineering programs that should be carefully designed both to provide students and stakeholders with valuable, active, integrated learning experiences, and to provide a vehicle for assessing program outcomes. With the driving force of the globalization of the engineering profession, standards should be developed for mutual recognition of engineering education across the world, but it is proving difficult to achieve. The Handbook of Research on Engineering Education in a Global Context provides innovative insights into the importance of quality training and preparation for engineering students. It explores the common and current problems encountered in areas such as quality and standards, management information systems, innovation and enhanced learning technologies in education, as well as the challenges of employability, entrepreneurship, and diversity. This publication is vital reference source for science and engineering educators, engineering professionals, and educational administrators interested in topics centered on the education of students in the field of engineering.
Troubleshoot the most widespread and pernicious Java performance problems using a set of open-source and freely-available tools that will make you dramatically more productive in finding the root causes of slow performance. This is a brief book that focuses on a small number of performance anti-patterns, and you’ll find that most problems you encounter fit into one of these anti-patterns. The book provides a specific method in a series of steps referred to as the “P.A.t.h. Checklist” that encompasses persistence, alien systems, threads, and heap management. These steps guide you through a troubleshooting process that is repeatable, that you can apply to any performance problem in a Java application. This technique is especially helpful in 'dark' environments with little monitoring. Performance problems are not always localized to Java, but often fall into the realms of database access and server load. This book gives attention to both of these issues through examples showing how to identify repetitive SQL, and identify architecture-wide performance problems ahead of production rollout. Learn how to apply load like an expert, and determine how much load to apply to determine whether your system scales. Included are walk-throughs of a dozen server-side performance puzzles that are ready to run on your own machine. Following these examples helps you learn to: Assess the performance health of four main problems areas in a Java system: The P.A.t.h. Checklist presents each area with its own set of plug-it-in-now tools Pinpoint the code at fault for CPU and other bottlenecks without a Java profiler Find memory leaks in just minutes using heapSpank, the author's open-source leak detector utility that is freely available from heapSpank.org The repeatable method provided in this book is an antidote to lackluster average response times that are multi-second throughout the industry. This book provides a long absent, easy-to-follow, performance training regimen that will benefit anyone programming in Java. What You'll Learn Avoid the 6 most common ways to mess up a load test Determine the exact number of threads to dial into the load generator to test your system's scalability Detect the three most common SQL performance anti-patterns Measure network response times of calls to back-end systems ('alien systems') Identify whether garbage collection performance is healthy or unhealthy and whether delays are caused by problems in the old or new generation, so you know which generation needs to be adjusted Who This Book Is For Intermediate and expert Java developers and architects. Java experts will be able to update their skill set with the latest and most productive, open-source Java performance tools. Intermediate Java developers are exposed to the most common performance defects that repeatedly show up in Java applications, ones that account for the bulk of slow-performing systems. Experts and intermediates alike will benefit from the chapters on load generation.