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what to check for when packet sniffing network

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 ?

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Re: what to check for when packet sniffing network

That almost 100% depends on your network and what's running on it. Are you trying to trouble a specific issue?

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Re: what to check for when packet sniffing network

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 ?

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Re: what to check for when packet sniffing network

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

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Re: what to check for when packet sniffing network

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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