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The Wireshark Field Guide by Robert Shimonski

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Chapter 1

About Wireshark

1.1 Introduction

Experienced network technicians, operators, and engineers across the globe use Wireshark and tools of its kind to solve problems and we will cover the how and why. In this section, we will briefly go over the history of Wireshark as well as to discuss the use of packet capture and analysis in the field of networking. First, we need to understand the history of Wireshark and packet capture, and analysis to get a solid understanding of the purpose of using this tool. Once we cover Wireshark’s historical ...

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