Author(s): Chris Sanders
I got my first computer when I was nine years old.
As things go with technology, it broke within about a
year. It was enough of a stretch for my family to afford
a computer in the first place, and paying for it to be
fixed was just financially impossible. However, after
a little reading and experimentation, I fixed the com-
puter myself, and thats where my interest in technology
That interest evolved into a passion through high school and college, and
as that passion grew, so did my abilities, naturally leading me to situations in
which I really needed to dig further into network and computer problems.
This is when I stumbled upon the Wireshark project (it was called Ethereal at
the time). This software allowed me to enter a completely new world. Being
able to analyze problems in new ways and having the ability to see raw
protocols on the wire gave me limitless power in computer and network