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Inspect Network Traffic on Linux

It's rare for a server to work in isolation, and as such, networking — and therefore the ability to inspect network connections — is paramount. `tcpdump` and Wireshark are two tools for examining network traffic, both relying on the `pcap` API. In this lab, you have the option to use either `tcpdump` or Wireshark (or both!) to examine an uptick in traffic to your database server. _This lab is not approved or sponsored by Red Hat._

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 15m
Clock icon Aug 19, 2022

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Observe Traffic on Port 3306

    Use your network inspection tool of choice to observe port 3306.

  2. Challenge

    Write the Report to a File

    Save 50 samples of the traffic to /tmp/mysql.pcap.

  3. Challenge

    Confirm the Report

    Read the file to confirm.

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