This significantly revised and expanded second edition of Practical Packet Analysis shows you how to use Wireshark to capture raw network traffic, filter and analyze packets, and diagnose common network problems.
On Feb 27 William Rouck wrote: Well-written book on network analysis with free tools
Author Chris Sanders, a security consultant and researcher, delivers an outstanding plain-language book that serves two purposes: teaching the reader about network architecture, and applying that knowledge for real-world network analysis using the open-source tool Wireshark. Full Review >
On Aug 14 Michal Konrad Owsiak wrote: quite good introduction into the topic
Practical packet analysis is related, in fact, to a single product – Wireshark. Chris mentions other tools as well (in an Appendix), but he mostly focuses on this, particular tool. Wireshark allows you to analyze what’s going on within the wires of your network. Full Review >
On Jul 31 Joe Colantonio wrote: “Practical Packet Analysis – Using Wireshark to Solve Real-World Network Problems” by Chris Sanders; No starch Press.
If you have done any type of performance testing, you’ve inevitably come across an application or two that could not be scripted using standard protocols in a performance test tool like LoadRunner. The Loadrunner protocol of last resort -- when no other protocol will work -- is called Winsock, and it can be pretty nasty to debug. That’s the main reason I picked up this book. Wireshark is a free, open-source tool that allows you to capture and analyze network traffic. With the communication captured, you can then easily tell it to filter on certain protocols, making reading the packet info much easier than it is in LoadRunner. Full Review >
On Jul 25 Brian McSweeney wrote:
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On Jul 23 Santosh Shanbhag wrote: Best book on packets
Unlike other books on networking that I have read, this book assumes nothing about the reader. Any general IT professional should be able to pick this book up and pick up the concepts right away. The author starts with very basic concepts and builds slowly and steadily over the subsequent chapters. I learned how to sniff packets and analyze them which has become my new favorite hobby. Full Review >