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Chapter 4 - Project 4-2

Wireshark is a free and open source packet analyzer. It is used for network inquiry, analysis, programming and enhancement and preparation of the Convention on Distribution. Originally called Ethereal, the mission was renamed Wireshark in May 2006 due to brand name issues.

The computer you used for this project?

  • I installed Wireshark on my Apple Macbook Air

A brief description of what you learned

Wireshark is a packet sniffer and analytics system. It acquires online purchases on local networks and retains the details for offline critique. Wireshark receives network traffic from Ethernet, Wireless,Bluetooth etc.

Any other information you might find helpful when using Wireshark later?

  • Available for UNIX, macOS and Windows

  • Display packets with protocol information.

  • Import packets from text files containing hex dumps of packet data.

  • Search for packets on different criteria.

  • Create various and detailed statistics.

  • Save packet data

  • Search for packets

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