A network protocol analyzer with tutorial

Susan Mengel, Salman Ali

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As part of the effort to build a network lab at the University of Arkansas, several hypertext tutorials are under development to facilitate the introduction of networking concepts to students. The topics of these tutorials include network protocol analyzers, installing commercial networks, and videoconferencing. The prototype tutorial for the network protocol analyzer is written in Ntergaid's HyperWriter[7] and includes a small protocol analyzer program called PROTAN for the TCP/IP Suite [2]. The network protocol analyzer tutorial takes the student through the functions of a typical protocol analyzer, such as network monitoring, specific condition testing, filtering based on specific criteria, and data collection and analysis. The tutorial discusses PROTAN and its code, contains a glossary of networking terms, and presents a short tutorial on hypertext. PROTAN is also compared to the functions available in commercial protocol analyzers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1996 ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, SAC 1996
EditorsJanice H. Carroll, K. M. George, Jim Hightower, Dave Oppenheim
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)0897918207
StatePublished - Feb 18 1996
Event1996 ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, SAC 1996 - Philadelphia, United States
Duration: Feb 17 1996Feb 19 1996

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing
VolumePart F128723


Conference1996 ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, SAC 1996
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Computer aided instruction
  • Hypertext
  • Network protocol analyzers


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