I Smell Packets

“Add It All Together” Packet Challenge
August 6, 2010, 2:17 pm
Filed under: Packet Challenge

After a long hiatus were back with another challenge. Take a look at the following packet capture and find “the phrase that pays.” Well, it doesn’t really pay but you know what I mean.

To win this challenge add the following numbers together:

  • The 8th byte of the IP header of the 1st packet
  • The value of the ACK flag in the 4th packet
  • The TTL of the 6th packet (in hex)
  • The number of bytes in the 6th ip datagram
  • The value of Last Octet of the Destination IP address of the 10th packet (in binary)
  • The value of the don’t frag bit in the 12th packet

The capture file can be downloaded from the I Smell Packets Google group located at the following URL:


The filename is:


Best explanation wins. Send you answers to chris (dot) christianson (at) gmail (dot) com.

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