Wireshark-users: Re: [Wireshark-users] How widespread is sniffer talent?
: Zhenyu Zhao <zzhao@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
: Wed, 9 Sep 2009 09:59:36 -0400 (EDT)
I second your estimate. I think most IT professionals don't
need to employ any sniffer to solve their problems. Nowadys the IT
network architecture are built upon layers upon layers upon layers and
most people work on high level stuff and the necessity to delve into the lower levels is
minimal. Also from my own experience it really takes strong motivation to
understand the protocol to even think of using sniffers
On Tue, 8 Sep 2009, Ryan Zuidema wrote:
In my IT experience I have found very few people that know/use sniffers. I'd
estimate roughly 1 in 40 IT industry pros actually know how to utilize a
tool such as Wireshark. Seems odd considering how useful it is. So to the
Wireshark community I ask the following questions:
Does your experience match my estimated ratio?
Why is a tool that's so useful not more widespread?
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