Chapter 6. Documenting the Network for Baselining

When performing a network baseline, an analyst should have a complete set of network documentation. Certain documents, such as a network topology drawing, prove extremely valuable to the network baselining or data-acquisition planning process. Documentation that specifies server configurations, router and switch configurations, operating system profiles, and protocol configuration details are also very valuable during the network baseline planning cycle.

An analyst must sometimes perform a network baseline session on a network that has not been documented properly. In this case, it is more difficult to plan the network baseline process because certain parameters—such as where to position network ...

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