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Henry Steinhauer
Real User
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Jun 19 2014

What is most valuable?

-One of the best products that can provide the details of what is happening with an application and the full life cycle of the response time. - Using Multiple trace files can allow you to create really big trace samples. Thus not a problem to let it run for awhile to gather that hard to catch 'problem'

What needs improvement?

Not always simple to setup and get the filtering right when capturing data. The TCPDUMP pre filter is a bit hard to get use to when you are used to using the post filter. It will help when they have the same filter for both. Of course I'm assuming that the Post filter will be the filter of choice and translate the Post Filter into what needs to be done for the Pre Filter. I use the export to CSV… more»

What other advice do I have?

Wireshark continues to be updated and is still an alive application. Continue to explore this product.
Vendor
Owner with 51-200 employees
May 01 2014

What is most valuable?

The best thing about Wireshark is the community/ecosystem. Answers are easy to find in either the documentation or on the wiki. Packet analysis is not for the weak at heart, but Wireshark makes it as painless as possible with profiles, extensive decodes (dissectors), expert system and filtering capability. I use it everyday.Best features to get started with: Network Monitoring with Statistics>Endpoints - Who is talking? Network Monitoring with Statistics>Conversations - Who is talking to who? Application Monitoring with Statistics>Service Response Time - How fast did they get an Application… more»

What needs improvement?

It is easy to get overwhelmed with the amount of data you are looking at. But that is true with any analysis tool. The best approach is to focus on a single process that interests you, follow its stream and walk through the packets until you understand what is happening. Then move on to learn the next thing. How do you eat an elephant? One "byte" at a time.

What is Wireshark?

Wireshark is the world's foremost network protocol analyzer.
Wireshark customers
Comversion, ADP, Talbots
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