Chapter 5. Integrating Hosts and Using Wireshark

Up to this point, you’ve learned how to create networks using Cisco devices, but GNS3 can do so much more! It uses a robust set of network tools that allow you to integrate external applications into your GNS3 projects. In this chapter, you’ll explore some of these tools by learning how to integrate PC hosts into projects using Virtual PC Simulator and VirtualBox. The chapter will also cover basic packet sniffing using Wireshark.

Virtual PC Simulator

One way to add hosts to your projects is with VPCS, a small application that simulates up to nine DOS-like PCs. VPCS hosts have a limited set of commands but are well suited for testing end-to-end connectivity across your GNS3 networks. VPCS uses very ...

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