Debugging TCP/IP Streams with Wireshark

So we were having stray SYN packets and this young smart Cisco geek guy showed me some Wireshark tricks.

This is how you follow a TCP conversation and the SYN/ACK and sequence numbers.

  1. Add SEQ/ACK/Length to the columns (see below) Apply As Column
  2. Right click on packet in question and Follow TCP stream. NOTE: the stream number that Wireshark adds to unique SRC/DEST IP/port quad conversations.


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  • Marco  On January 7, 2015 at 3:10 am

    Thanks Michael that was very helpful did you plan to dedicate a section to helpful troubleshooting command that can save a lot of time and blue pills?

    Thanks in advance


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