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Review by J. Oquendo AKA sil
"Practical Packet Analysis: Using Wireshark to Solve Real World Problems" is a decent book for readers who are relatively new to networking. 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. While this is a plus for the entry person, it is also its minus for the seasoned pro.
The beginning of the book gives an overview of the OSI layer, which I have found many in the IT industry skimp on. Whether you are in networking, systems, programming or the security arena, understanding the interconnections of protocols and how they operate with one another across the layers should be the first and foremost knowledge one should memorize. Because Chris took the time and brought this out at the forefront, it will be beneficial to the reader, which once again I feel would be a junior administrator. Let’s get into some more details after the break.