what to check for when packet sniffing network

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Jun 20th, 2008

Hi all, when i run a packet sniffer on my network, what should i be looking for, I know i will see broadcasts, but to what level of say packets per sec is ok and what is not etc ?

I have this problem too.
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carl_townshend Fri, 06/20/2008 - 11:15

well, apparently we have got too many broadcasts, there are about 200 clients on that paticular network, what should i be looking for, network utilisation etc ?

da3angwenyi Sat, 06/21/2008 - 01:51

Well, you can check the the type of protocols, frames, top talkers.Parameters will vary depending with kind of sniffer being used.

hope this helps

greg.yeaton Sat, 06/21/2008 - 04:26

Traffic load impact to network performance, especially in relation to broadcasts, will depend on topologies. Are you segmenting your broadcast domains with Vlans?


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