Network Analysis Using Wireshark Cookbook
By Yoram Orzach
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Final Release Date: December 2013
Pages: 452

In Detail

Is your network slow? Are your users complaining? Disconnections? IP Telephony problems? Video freezes? Network analysis is the process of isolating these problems and fixing them, and Wireshark has long been the most popular network analyzer for achieving this goal. Based on hundreds of solved cases, Network Analysis using Wireshark Cookbook provides you with practical recipes for effective Wireshark network analysis to analyze and troubleshoot your network.

"Network analysis using Wireshark Cookbook" highlights the operations of Wireshark as a network analyzer tool. This book provides you with a set of practical recipes to help you solve any problems in your network using a step-by-step approach.

"Network analysis using Wireshark Cookbook" starts by discussing the capabilities of Wireshark, such as the statistical tools and the expert system, capture and display filters, and how to use them. The book then guides you through the details of the main networking protocols, that is, Ethernet, LAN switching, and TCP/IP, and then discusses the details of application protocols and their behavior over the network. Among the application protocols that are discussed in the book are standard Internet protocols like HTTP, mail protocols, FTP, and DNS, along with the behavior of databases, terminal server clients, Citrix, and other applications that are common in the IT environment.

In a bottom-up troubleshooting approach, the book goes up through the layers of the OSI reference model explaining how to resolve networking problems. The book starts from Ethernet and LAN switching, through IP, and then on to TCP/UDP with a focus on TCP performance problems. It also focuses on WLAN security. Then, we go through application behavior issues including HTTP, mail, DNS, and other common protocols. The book finishes with a look at network forensics and how to search and find security problems that might harm the network.

Approach

"Network analysis using Wireshark Cookbook" contains more than 100 practical recipes for analyzing your network and troubleshooting problems in the network. This book provides you with simple and practical recipes on how to solve networking problems with a step-by-step approach.

Who this book is for

This book is aimed at research and development professionals, engineering and technical support, and IT and communications managers who are using Wireshark for network analysis and troubleshooting. This book requires a basic understanding of networking concepts, but does not require specific and detailed technical knowledge of protocols or vendor implementations.

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Comments about oreilly Network Analysis Using Wireshark Cookbook:

This is definitely a great book to dive in the Wireshark world. It is a good reference for who uses Wireshark for the first time and at the same time it is a good cookbook book for network administrators who often uses the packet analyzer.

The book starts of with a general introduction to the traffic analys and Wireshark in general. The next two section introduce the reader to BPF and display filter, and offer a wide set of practical examples. Then the book dives in the analys tools in Wireshark and describes what they do and how they work. Once the reader had built up enough knowledge on the different tools, the book goes trough the different stack layers illustrating how to put together filters and tools to solve common network issues on the different layers.

One of nice things about this book is that it's self contained, you can read this book without having to look around for other network reference (e.g. protocol headers, SSL handshake, HTTP status code). It's nice to have everything in the same place, especially when you are dealing with the tons of standards and acronyms of the networking world.

I enjoyed reading this book and I highly recommended it both to people that are approaching Wireshark for the first time and for people that work with networks and are looking for a great and practical cookbook.

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Finally - such an important book!!!

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This important book manage to collaborate all relevant network aspects of both IT and IS in one book.
It covers all topics with a comprehensive and deep analysis of the various scenarios. It doesn't leave you with a question mark, it covers all aspects in every topic it touches.
It is written in a methodology that goes from the bottom up. It takes you through the basic information and slowly goes up the scale and build up your knowledge.
It doesn't stop in providing the information, it gets you to actually practice what you learned and takes the theory to a hands-on experience. It simply takes you by the hand in gaining the knowledge you need just like if you sit in a class, make your notes and go through actual training practice. It is very rare to get this kind of feeling from technical books.
The book is written in a simple language that both professionals and non-professionals can understand and relate to.
The material is very well up to date with the latest technical terms and development in the network market.
To summarize, this is a very important book for technical network people, IT in general and surprisingly also regulatory and compliance people. It leaves you with the just the right amount of information you need in order to know what the regulations and standards out there talk about, and it makes your technical brain cells work and gives you the appetite to go out there and practice what you just read.

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      "Network analysis using Wireshark" by Yoram Orzach is a book for anyone who would like to understand what going on the network. The book starts with introduction of Wireshark and continues with basic and advance techniques to monitor your network behavior including many examples from real cases –Recommended!!

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