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Re: analysing captured packets
From: pagvac <unknown.pentester () gmail com>
Date: Sat, 01 Apr 2006 09:49:31 +0100

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I know that what I'm gonna say may sound silly, but what I recommend
you is simply to play with analyzing traffic A LOT. Just watch the
packets, filter them by protocol, IP address, or whatever you're
interested in (Ethereal is great for filters). Try to follow different
protocol "conversations" and try to understand what the requests and
responses mean.

Good luck on your sniffing experience my friend :-)

Robin Wood wrote:
Hi Can anyone give any pointers to good tutorials on how to go
about analysing network traffic captured during a pen-test.

I'm currently using ethereal but I'm not necessarily looking for an
 ethereal tutorial more a howto on what to look for in capture
files. Things like good protocols to spot (e.g. ftp logs in in
plaintext so you can grab login details), how to recognise what is
going on by watching the high level handshakes (e.g. a http get is
usually followed by a response containing html), things like that.

Thanks

Robin

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