4.10. Task 4.9b: Using a Third-party Protocol Analyzer

When the Windows built-in analyzer doesn't meet your needs, and a stand-alone unit isn't in the budget, third-party utilities are available and can produce results that are highly advanced and very useful.

One such product is Gerald Combs' Wireshark, distributed under the free, open GNU General Public License (GPL) and available at www.wireshark.org.

4.10.1. Scenario

One of your servers seems to be under a higher level of utilization than expected. Your plan is to run Wireshark on that server to analyze the activity.

4.10.2. Scope of Task

4.10.2.1. Duration

This task should take about 30 minutes.

4.10.2.2. Setup

For this task, you need access to a server connected across a network, even ...

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