Media praise for Practical Packet Analysis

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"If you need or want to know what happens at the packet level in a computer network and how to identify and fix network problems, definitely consider getting this compact, thorough and well-illustrated how-to guide."
-- Si Dunn, Sagecreek Productions

"An excellent resource for anyone involved or interested in network management and administration."
-- John R. Clark, TCM Reviews

"If you're experienced with packet analysis and want to learn Wireshark, this book is good for you. If you're a beginner at packet analysis this book is also good. "
-- John Graham-Cumming,

"A top pick for any network administrator's collection!"
-- James A. Cox, The Midwest Book Review: The Bookwatch, October 2011, Volume 6, Number 10

"Understanding exactly what's in those packets we send streaming over the Internet is important to every technology professional. Chris Sanders is trying to help us get a peek inside." Full Review >
-- Bobbie Eicher,

"Author Chris Sanders, a security consultant and researcher, delivers an outstanding plain-language book that serves two purposes: teaching the reader about network architecture, and applying that knowledge for real-world network analysis using the open-source tool Wireshark." Full Review >
-- William Rouck,

"Practical packet analysis is related, in fact, to a single product " Wireshark. Chris mentions other tools as well (in an Appendix), but he mostly focuses on this, particular tool. Wireshark allows you to analyze what's going on within the wires of your network." Full Review >
-- Michal Konrad Owsiak,

"If you have done any type of performance testing, you've inevitably come across an application or two that could not be scripted using standard protocols in a performance test tool like LoadRunner. The Loadrunner protocol of last resort -- when no other protocol will work -- is called Winsock, and it can be pretty nasty to debug. That's the main reason I picked up this book. Wireshark is a free, open-source tool that allows you to capture and analyze network traffic. With the communication captured, you can then easily tell it to filter on certain protocols, making reading the packet info much easier than it is in LoadRunner." Full Review >
-- Joe Colantonio,

"Unlike other books on networking that I have read, this book assumes nothing about the reader. Any general IT professional should be able to pick this book up and pick up the concepts right away. The author starts with very basic concepts and builds slowly and steadily over the subsequent chapters. I learned how to sniff packets and analyze them which has become my new favorite hobby. " Full Review >
-- Santosh Shanbhag,