"The book is put together in a smart, yet very readable fashion and honestly made me excited to read about packet analysis. Wireshark is a great tool and something every network administrator or engineer should know about."
—Lauren Malhoit, TechRepublic (Read More)
"I'd recommend this book to junior network analysts, software developers, and the newly minted CSE/CISSP/etc.—folks that just need to roll up their sleeves and get started troubleshooting network (and security) problems."
—Gunter Ollmann, Chief Technical Officer of IOActive (Read More)
"The next time I investigate a slow network, I'll turn to Practical Packet Analysis, chapter 9. And that's perhaps the best praise I can offer on any technical book."
—Michael W. Lucas, author of Absolute FreeBSD and Network Flow Analysis (Read More)
"An essential book if you are responsible for network administration on any level."
—James Pyles, Linux Pro Magazine
"I really enjoyed this book. Any book that talks about how a protocol works, ties it to real life troubleshooting and security scenarios, and then seals the deal with using a tool is a winner in my book."
—Jacob Uecker, Packet Pushers (Read More)
"I recommend this book to folks that aren’t Wireshark experts. (Even those who have plenty of Wireshark experience may pick up a new trick or two.)"
—Jim Clausing, SANS Internet Storm Center Diary (Read More)
"An excellent jump-start for novices."
—Jeremy Stretch, PacketLife.net (Read More)
"Where this book really scores is in the step-by-step analysis of typical networking problems and how you need to interpret the captured packets."
—Network Security Newsletter
"It makes a great addition for someone in the one-to-three year range of their career. Whether this career is security-centric, network administration, or simply as a hobbyist, Chris Sanders made great work of keeping things simple yet informative for his readers."
—J. Oquendo, The Ethical Hacker Network
"Stands out as a book that's a very useful learning resource, and one that makes the learning process a lot of fun."
—Peter N.M. Hansteen, author of The Book of PF
"A great way to start learning the tools to understand what is going on under the hood of networks."
—Jayson Wylie, Infosec Island (Read More)
"Very informative. It does a great job of giving readers what they need to know to do packet analysis and then jumps right in with vivid real life examples of what to do with Wireshark."
—Daniel Boland, Linuxsecurity.com (Read More)
"Are there unknown hosts chatting away with each other? Is my machine talking to strangers? You need a packet sniffer to really find the answers to these questions. Wireshark is one of the best tools to do this job and this book is one of the best ways to learn about that tool."
—Brian Turner, Free Software Magazine
"Perfect for the beginner to intermediate."