7 Most Common Packet-Sniffer Mistakes

Posted on Saturday, Aug 22 2009 @ 00:32 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Software default settings are very seldom correct for YOU. For example, a device may say that a SQL server should respond in 50ms. But, if that device is across a WAN with a 200ms ping time--that is highly unlikely. This causes false SLOW SQL messages. This is only an example, but there are many such alerts and messages based on default "thresholds" within this type of software tool's configuration.

Particulars of your environment may create false alerts or other messages. The definitions of what is an “excessive” delay--latency--broadcasts, etc, are up to you--not the tool. Read more at OCModShop.


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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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