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Hi guys,

I'm new to wireshark and I need to know how figure out the network topology from a wireshark capture, please can someone shed some light on the subject

many thanks

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asked 24 Apr '13, 12:26

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what do you mean (exactly) by 'network topology'?

(24 Apr '13, 14:29) Kurt Knochner ♦

There is no general method to do this. I usually look at the ip.ttl of inbound packets. Most platforms send with a default initial TTL so you can guess how far away (in terms of L3 hops) they are if you know the initial TTL. 3-way handshake tcp options can be used to determine the sending OS (p0f). MAC addresses and ARP packets give an idea of the local topology ...

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