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Packet Analysis with Wireshark by Anish Nath

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Chapter 5. Analyzing Application Layer Protocols

In the previous chapter, we covered the SSL/TLS application layer protocol in detail. In this chapter, we will continue with other application layer protocols (their basic flows and some generic use cases) and learn how to generate these types of traffic:

  • DHCPv6
  • DHCv4
  • DNS
  • HTTP

DHCPv6

The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol for IPv6 (DHCPv6) is an application layer protocol that provides a DHCPv6 client with IPv6 an address, and other configuration information, that is carried in the DHCPv6 options.

DHCPv6 is both a Stateful Address Autoconfiguration protocol and a Stateless Address Configuration protocol.

The client and server exchange DHCPv6 message over UDP; the client uses a link-local address, DHCPv6 ...

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