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Practical Packet Analysis, 2nd Edition by Chris Sanders

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Concepts and Approach

I am generally a really laid-back guy, so when I teach a concept, I try to do so in a really laid-back way. This holds true for the language used in this book. It is very easy to get lost in technical jargon when dealing with technical concepts, but I have tried my best to keep things as casual as possible. I’ve made all the definitions clear, straightforward, and to the point, without any added fluff. After all, I’m from the great state of Kentucky, so I try to keep the big words to a minimum. (You’ll have to forgive me for some of the backwoods country verbiage you’ll find throughout the text.)

If you really want to learn packet analysis, you should make it a point to master the concepts in the first several chapters, because ...

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