Syngress Publishing Announces the Release of “Ethereal Packet Sniffing”

Rockland, MA – Syngress Publishing, Inc., today announced the publication of “Ethereal Packet Sniffing,” a book written by Angela D. Orebaugh and Gilbert Ramirez of the Ethereal development team. The book is the first to cover the popular “packet sniffer” security tool that has become very popular with network administrators.

Ethereal is used by network professionals around the world for troubleshooting, analysis, and software and protocol development. It runs on all popular computing platforms, including Unix, Linux, and Windows.

Gilbert Ramirez, Ethereal developer and co-author, said “‘Ethereal Packet Sniffing’ fills a need which has existed for the five years of Ethereal’s existence: a complete guide to Ethereal and the tools that come with it. It’s great for users who have never used a packet sniffer before, yet also provides advanced, detailed information for experienced users. Even though I’m a long-time developer on Ethereal, ‘Ethereal Packet Sniffing’ taught me things about Ethereal that I wasn’t aware of.”

Chapter topics include: Introducing Network Analysis, Introducing Ethereal: Network Protocol Analyzer, Getting and Installing Ethereal, Using Ethereal, Filters, Other Programs Packaged with Ethereal, Integrating Ethereal with Other Sniffers, Real World Packet Captures, Developing Ethereal

ISBN: 1-932266-82-8
PRICE: $49.95 U.S.

About the Authors
Angela Orebaugh (CISSP, GCIA, GCFW, GCIH, GSEC, CCNA) has worked in information technology for 10 years. She is currently an Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton in the Washington, DC metro area. Her focus is on perimeter defense, secure architecture design, vulnerability assessments, penetration testing, and intrusion detection. Angela is an expert in many commercial and Open Source intrusion detection and analysis tools including Ethereal, Snort, Nessus, and Nmap. She is a graduate of James Madison University with a masters in computer science, and she is currently pursuing her PhD with a concentration in information security at George Mason University. Her GCFW practical received honors recognition and was used as a case study in the book “Network Perimeter Security: The Definitive Guide to Firewalls, VPNs, Routers, and Network Intrusion Detection” by Stephen Northcutt (ISBN: 0735712328). Angela is a researcher, writer, and speaker for SANS Institute, where she has helped to develop and revise SANS course material and also serves as the Senior Mentor Coach for the SANS Local Mentor Program.

Gilbert Ramirez was the first contributor to Ethereal after it was announced to the public and is known for his regular updates to the product. He has contributed protocol dissectors as well as core logic to Ethereal. He is a systems engineer at a large company with network-related products, where he works on tools and software build systems. Gilbert is a family man, a want-to-be chef, and a student of tae kwon do. His degree is in linguistics, but his first love is programming computers, which he has been doing since childhood.

Background Information
Syngress Publishing (, headquartered in Rockland, Massachusetts, is an independent publisher of print and electronic reference materials for Information Technology professionals seeking skill enhancement and career advancement. Distributed throughout Europe, Asia, and the U.S. and Canada, Syngress titles have been translated into twenty languages. The company’s pioneering customer support program,, extends the value of every Syngress title with regular information updates and customer-driven author forums. For more information on Syngress products, contact Amy Pedersen at 781-681-5151 or email Syngress books are distributed in the United States by O’Reilly & Associates.

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