Thursday, March 18, 2010

Laura Chappell's new Wireshark Network Analysis Book

Laura has done it again. She's written a huge book about Wireshark. When I develop NetScanTools Pro, I use Wireshark to be sure the packets I'm sending and receiving are correct. And NetScanTools Pro saves packet captures in a format that can be opened by Wireshark. I have only read the snippets of the book on the wiresharkbook website, but I can see that the quality is superb and it will be in depth!

You can pre-order the Wireshark Network Analysis book ( at a 35% discount using this code:

998NST35 (this is not case sensitive)
Valid until March 29, 2010
Estimated ship date: March 29, 2010

Wireshark Network Analysis: The Official Wireshark Certified Network Analyst Study Guide
Paperback: 800 pages
Publisher: Protocol Analysis Institute
Language: English
ISBN10: 1-893939-99-8
ISBN13: 978-1-893939-99-8
Dimensions: 7.44 x 9.69 inches
Weight: 3.5 pounds
Contact: or +1 408-378-7841
Exam Version: Version 1 (WCNA-100 Exam) (Q2 2010 Release)
Exam Link:

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

NetScanTools LE 1.20 Released 3-15-2010

Release 1.20 adds essential hash signature functionality to a program designed for use by Law Enforcement. It now creates a companion MD5 hash signature file for exported text files and for exported packet capture ".cap" files. Hash signatures are now included in the database tables to help assure that the table data has not be changed. The purpose of these signatures is to help assure that data you save has not been altered later. You can use any MD5 hash signature utility to verify the original file signature against the saved hash signature file.

There are also some minor fixes in this release. Email Validate now correctly shows the full details of the validation process. DNS Tools now makes better use of the progress bar. We added Select All and Clear All buttons to the Automated Test selection list.

As usual, all the database files were updated and the SQLite DLL was updated to the latest version.

NetScanTools LE is available at