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Wireshark Revealed: Essential Skills for IT Professionals by Charit Mishra, Yoram Orzach, James H Baxter

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Endpoints

Two devices that share data with each other are often referred to as endpoints with reference to Wireshark. As we have noticed and observed, if a host intends to talk to another host on the network, they would require some form of address to send and receive packets—yes, I am talking about the physical address that every device holds.

Every host is able to communicate with the help of an Network Interface Card (NIC) that holds a physical address (often termed as a MAC address), and the same address is used for communication over a local network. Devices that communicate in this kind of infrastructure are termed as endpoints. Wireshark gives us the facility of analyzing and collecting information regarding these two devices.

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