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 AN OVERVIEW OF NETWORK PROTOCOL

The five-layer TCP/IP model

5. Application layer

DHCPDNSFTPGopherHTTPIMAP4IRCNNTPXMPPPOP3SIPSMTPSNMPSSHTELNETRPCRTPRTCPRTSPTLS/SSLSDPSOAPBGPPPTPL2TPGTPSTUNNTP

4. Transport layer

TCPUDPDCCPSCTPRSVP

3. Internet Layer

IP (IPv4IPv6) • IGMPICMPOSPFISISIPsecRARPRIP

2. Data link layer

802.11ARPATMDTMToken RingEthernetFDDIFrame RelayGPRSEVDOHSPAHDLCPPP

1. Physical layer

Ethernet physical layerISDNModemsPLCSONET/SDHG.709Optical FiberWiFiWiMAXCoaxial CableTwisted Pair                                       source:Wikipedia

 

If your looking to secure a single PC, see (here)

 

Study of each application below is strongly suggested before usage. Also, be aware of the legality issues of using these products without proper authorization !!

   ETHEREAL  -  A network protocol anylizer that works with all major OS's. (requires WinPcap 3.0+)

   Look@LAN  -  Features such as auto-detect of network configuration, monitoring, reporting, trapping, statistics, graphs, network tree view, network log, & basic os detection.

   NETSCAN  -  A local LAN anylizer that supports connecting to shares on other PC.

   SNORT  -  The de facto standard free open source network intrusion detector.

   WinPcap  -  A stand alone application for WinSocks, a tool for link-layer network access in Windows environments.

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Questionable & Newer Applications: WARNING !!  These may cause complications with your PC !!     (Do not use on a Primary Machine)

   CAIN & ABLE  -  A full-featured network protocol anylizer that may activate anti-spy & anti-virus software. /// Use Caution !! ///

   OSSIM  -  A comprehensive compilation of tools to provide network/security administration with detailed views over each aspect of network/host/physical access devices/server/etc...