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Practical Packet Analysis by Chris Sanders

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A Torrential Downfall

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In this next scenario, one of our network users has just called the help desk complaining that the network is running extremely slowly. He can't access the Internet or any net-centric applications at a reasonable speed, and he's getting really behind in his work. What's slowing things down?

What We Know

After surveying other network users we learn that the Internet problem is widespread. All users report that the Internet is so slow that it is almost unusable. The edge router of your network also indicates high processor utilization, showing that it is handling very substantial traffic, both outbound and inbound.

Note

The phrase edge router describes the location of a router on a network. An edge router ...

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