In this assignment, we will learn about a network packet analyzer (a.k.a. packet sniffer). A network packet analyzer is a software tool that will try to capture network packets and display that packet data details on a graphical user interface.
Wireshark (used to be called Ethereal) is an excellent packet sniffer that is freely available which has a lot of features. It uses another program called pcap to capture packets. Both Wireshark and pcap must be installed in order to capture and display packets on the network.
Some of the uses of Wireshark:
Troubleshoot network problems
Debug protocol implementations during development
Learn network protocol internals
Examine network security problems, such intrusions, misuse,
In the attached document (Wireshark_INTRO.pdf), we will learn some of the basic features of WireShark, including looking at some network protocols. Please execute all the steps outlined on your computer and answer the questions based on your own capture. Include screen captures from the program as appropriate.....