Wireshark and AFS3

  • Mark Vitale, Sine Nomine Associates

Wireshark is a popular open-source utility for network packet capture and analysis, and has supported the Rx and AFS3 protocols for many years. This talk will start with a short introduction to Wireshark. We will then discuss real world experiences in using Wireshark to analyze AFS traffic. Along the way, we will give some tips and hints, describe some quirks of the current implementation, discuss recent improvements to the Rx and AFS dissectors, and provide a demo. This talk is geared toward administrators, network engineers, and developers, but should also be of interest to users who are curious to learn more about the network part of our favorite network file system.