Book Review: Practical Packet Analysis

Practical Packet Analysis

By: Chris Sanders

Publisher: No Starch Press

Price: $39.95

Rating (out of 5): ****

This book is an excellent introduction to the basics of packet analysis. It gives good introductions to the basics of protocols, use of Wireshark, sniffer deployment and the other skills needed to perform packet capture and inspection.

Packet analysis is a vital skill for network technicians and security folks. This book takes users through a variety of scenarios including wireless network sniffing, protocol debugging and even attack inspection. In addition to Wireshark, it also covers getting dumps from Cain and other common sources.

The book is easy to read, easy to follow and the graphics are very readable. The scenarios are very detailed and reality based. All in all, if you need to get the basics of packet analysis down pat, this is a very good place to start.

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I am the CEO of MicroSolved, Inc. and a security evangelist. I have spent the last 20+ years working to make the Internet safer for everyone on a global scale. I believe the Internet has the capability to contribute to the next great leap for mankind, and I want to help make that happen!

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