Strengthening our technical fundamentals

Before we develop our skills on network forensics, we need to have certain basic fundamentals in place.

A network, in general parlance, is a group of computers/devices that are connected to each other. The connection could be wired or wireless. Every device on the network has a unique network address. This can be temporary (session specific) or permanent. Addresses are numeric quantities that are easy for computers to work with; however, they are not for humans to remember. These are known as IP addresses. For example Consider the following diagram:

Strengthening our technical fundamentals

A simple network

To make these numeric addresses ...

Get Learning Network Forensics now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.