Ok, let cut to the chase; whats better than a free tool like Wireshark?
Well, I’ll tell you. A free Plugin to help analyze packets.
Transum is a free plugin that you can get from http://www.tribelabzero.com/resources
The easiest way to use the lua script is to create a shortcut like:
"C:\Program Files\Wireshark\Wireshark.exe" -X lua_script:transum.lua
The example on the webpage does a good job explaining the measurement terminology.
When a client process, such as Internet Explorer, sends an application request message, say an HTTP POST to a web server, there are four elements of the overall response time:
APDU Response Time - the total time the client must wait for completion of the request
Service Time - the time it takes for the service to process the request
Request Spread - the time needed to transport the whole request APDU from the client to the service
Response Spread - the time needed to transport the whole response APDU from the service to the client
As of today, the script supports the following protocols;
Web HTTP and HTTPS
Web service HTTP and HTTPS
Microsoft SQL database TDS without Multiple Active Result Set (MARS) activated
Oracle database TNS
.NET Remoting both SOAP and binary
FTP command connection
Many proprietary protocols that obey the flip-flop pattern