Ok, let cut to the chase; whats better than a free tool like Wireshark?
Well, I’ll tell you. A free Plugin to help analyze packets.
Transum is a free plugin that you can get from http://www.tribelabzero.com/resources
The easiest way to use the lua script is to create a shortcut like:
"C:\Program Files\Wireshark\Wireshark.exe" -X lua_script:transum.lua
The example on the webpage does a good job explaining the measurement terminology.
When a client process, such as Internet Explorer, sends an application request message, say an HTTP POST to a web server, there are four elements of the overall response time:
APDU Response Time - the total time the client must wait for completion of the request
Service Time - the time it takes for the service to process the request
Request Spread - the time needed to transport the whole request APDU from the client to the service
Response Spread - the time needed to transport the whole response APDU from the service to the client
- Web HTTP and HTTPS
- Web service HTTP and HTTPS
- Microsoft SQL database TDS without Multiple Active Result Set (MARS) activated
- Oracle database TNS
- PostgeSQL database
- .NET Remoting both SOAP and binary
- FTP command connection
- Many proprietary protocols that obey the flip-flop pattern
Even if you;re not a bit-head I'm sure you would benefit by taking a peek at this plugin.
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