FW: Traffic Analysis and Bandwidth Testing

Date: 10/30/04

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    Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2004 19:24:19 -0400
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    Oops. I forgot that Ethereal had the Summary info under the Stats menu.

            -----Original Message-----
            From: DiSegna Arthur
            Sent: Fri 10/29/2004 7:18 PM
            To: security-basics@securityfocus.com
            Subject: Traffic Analysis and Bandwidth Testing

                    Does anyone know of a good whitepaper on the subject of software traffic analysis and bandwidth testing? I have been tasked with checking the security/encryption of some software as it traverses the network and to see how much bandwidth it uses. This application enters information into a backend database and information is needed on the amount of kilobytes/megabytes used in a session. I need some guidelines to follow. What type of variables should be used? Idle time, connection length, options selected when data is sent, type of transactions, start to finish times, etc... I was thinking of using a protocol analyzer like Ethereal for the security portion. I know Ethereal will show the number of bytes captured, however, addition of each packet captured may be a little time consuming... Also I would prefer to use open source software for this project.



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