Archive for the ‘Wireshark’ category

  1. Wireshark GeoIP resolution setup

    One of the many features Wireshark provides is the name resolution for various protocol layers, and I have to admit that – at least for me – some of them are really helpful while others (well, one of them, to be more specific) annoy the hell out of me. I really like MAC layer resolution, […]

  2. Capturing damaged frames

    One of the questions that I often got in my network analysis classes was how to capture damaged frames. It is an obvious thing to ask, since frames with bad checksums will most certainly have to be retransmitted or are at least a nice indicator that something went wrong while transporting the frame.

  3. The packet analysts “self check”

    One thing all members of our packet analysis team do every once in a while is to check what their own laptop/PC is doing on the network – meaning, that we just close all programs and run Wireshark to see what packets are still going in and out. If we’re in paranoid mode for some […]

  4. Learning something new every day…

    Today, a question was posted on ask.wireshark.org, about Wireshark becoming more than just a packet analyzer since it could already read MP3, JPG and other file formats.