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5 Killer Tricks to Get the Most Out of Wireshark

5 Killer Tricks to Get the Most Out of Wireshark
Wireshark has quite a few tricks up its sleeve, from capturing remote traffic to creating firewall rules based on captured packets. Read on for some more advanced tips if you want to use Wireshark like a pro. We’ve already covered basic usage of Wireshark, so be sure to read our original article for an introduction to this powerful network analysis tool. Network Name Resolution While capturing packets, you might be annoyed that Wireshark only displays IP addresses. You can convert the IP addresses to domain names yourself, but that isn’t too convenient. Wireshark can automatically resolve these IP address to domain names, although this feature isn’t enabled by default. You can enable this setting by opening the preferences window from Edit -> Preferences, clicking the Name Resolution panel and clicking the “Enable Network Name Resolution” check box. Start Capturing Automatically wireshark -i # -k For more command-line shortcuts, check out Wireshark’s manual page. tshark -i # -w filename

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