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What's Wireshark?

  • Learn wiresharkWireshark is a widely-used network protocol analyzer.
  • It is a free application you use to capture and view the data traveling back and forth on your network.
  • It is a very helpful tool for the operation team to trace network issues!

Wireshark Usage

You can use Wireshark to do the following:
  • Troubleshoot network problems.
  • Examine security problems.
  • Verify network applications.
  • Debug protocol implementations.
  • Learn network protocol internals.

Wireshark Features

  • Available for UNIX and Windows.
  • Capture live packet data from a network interface.
  • Open files containing packet data captured with TCPDump/WinDump.
  • Import packets from text files containing hex dumps of packet data.
  • Display packets with very detailed protocol information.
  • Save packet data captured.
  • Export some or all packets in a number of capture file formats.
  • Filter packets on many criteria.
  • Search for packets on many criteria.
  • Colorize packet display based on filters.
  • Create various statistics.

Wireshark Tutorial for Beginners

In this video, you will learn

  • How to track network activity?
  • How to view specific frames, TCP, IP, and HTTP information?
  • How to view specific packets being sent and received on the network?
  • How to view information within those packets and spot malicious or suspicious network behavior?


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