I want to start by saying that I’ve been using and training Wireshark classes from pretty well day one and appreciate all the hard work that goes into an always evolving product.
In my last article I wrote about Wireshark’s Fileset issue and how to work around it. I was surprised when I received several emails asking me if there were other examples of ‘workarounds’. I also want to explain that I do these write ups so users don’t think they are doing anything wrong and give up learning.
As I’ve mentioned in previous articles, this goes back to my point about learning your tools. That includes the cool and not so cool stuff.
A great analogy is that I have an old drill that I love and use for everything. Unfortunately the reverse button broke and I have to use a screwdriver to flip the switch, but I don’t care because I know exactly how to use it.
So get to know your tools better and in doing so, you will learn how to use them more efficiently.