This exercise is one of our challenges to help you learn how to analyze PCAP files

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To get started with this badge, you need to install Wireshark to inspect the provided network dump. In this challenge, you can download the PCAP file from the provided link. The file contains the root user's connection to a server using RSH, where the trust relationship is established through a .rhosts file on the server with the client's IP address. This method is highly insecure.

Using Wireshark, you should be able to follow the TCP stream to retrieve the content of the connection. By doing this, you'll see the file that gets retrieved, which contains the key to solving this exercise. The video covers the same exercise, explaining that the login is based on the IP address rather than a username or password. It highlights the insecurity of this method and demonstrates how to extract the key for the exercise.

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