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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Packet Analysis and Network Basics

    1. Packet Analysis and Packet Sniffers

    2. How Computers Communicate

    3. Traffic Classifications

    4. Final Thoughts

  2. Chapter 2 Tapping into the Wire

    1. Living Promiscuously

    2. Sniffing Around Hubs

    3. Sniffing in a Switched Environment

    4. Sniffing in a Routed Environment

    5. Sniffer Placement in Practice

  3. Chapter 3 Introduction to Wireshark

    1. A Brief History of Wireshark

    2. The Benefits of Wireshark

    3. Installing Wireshark

    4. Wireshark Fundamentals

  4. Chapter 4 Working with Captured Packets

    1. Working with Capture Files

    2. Working with Packets

    3. Setting Time Display Formats and References

    4. Setting Capture Options

    5. Using Filters

  5. Chapter 5 Advanced Wireshark Features

    1. Network Endpoints and Conversations

    2. Protocol Hierarchy Statistics

    3. Name Resolution

    4. Protocol Dissection

    5. Following TCP Streams

    6. Packet Lengths

    7. Graphing

    8. Expert Information

  6. Chapter 6 Common Lower-Layer Protocols

    1. Address Resolution Protocol

    2. Internet Protocol

    3. Transmission Control Protocol

    4. User Datagram Protocol

    5. Internet Control Message Protocol

  7. Chapter 7 Common Upper-Layer Protocols

    1. Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol

    2. Domain Name System

    3. Hypertext Transfer Protocol

    4. Final Thoughts

  8. Chapter 8 Basic Real-World Scenarios

    1. Social Networking at the Packet Level

    2. Capturing ESPN.com Traffic

    3. Real-World Problems

    4. Final Thoughts

  9. Chapter 9 Fighting a Slow Network

    1. TCP Error-Recovery Features

    2. TCP Flow Control

    3. Learning from TCP Error-Control and Flow-Control Packets

    4. Locating the Source of High Latency

    5. Network Baselining

    6. Final Thoughts

  10. Chapter 10 Packet Analysis for Security

    1. Reconnaissance

    2. Exploitation

    3. Final Thoughts

  11. Chapter 11 Wireless Packet Analysis

    1. Physical Considerations

    2. Wireless Card Modes

    3. Sniffing Wirelessly in Windows

    4. Sniffing Wirelessly in Linux

    5. 802.11 Packet Structure

    6. Adding Wireless-Specific Columns to the Packet List Pane

    7. Wireless-Specific Filters

    8. Wireless Security

    9. Final Thoughts

  1. Appendix Further Reading

    1. Packet Analysis Tools

    2. Packet Analysis Resources

  2. Colophon

  3. Appendix Updates