SharkFest'24 US

Smart Networks: Automating Analysis and Troubleshooting with AI Chatbots
06-18, 15:30–17:00 (America/New_York), Potomac Ballroom

In this SharkFest US talk, we'll cover how to use Python and open-source language models with Wireshark for network troubleshooting. We'll focus on automating packet capture analysis, using language models for anomaly detection, and creating a chatbot to answer common network questions. The talk includes live demos showing how these tools can simplify network analysis and troubleshooting. This session is aimed at providing practical skills for improving network management and security with advanced technology.


Join us at SharkFest US for a focused session on leveraging Python scripting and AI-driven chatbots to revolutionize network troubleshooting and analysis. This presentation is crafted for network engineers at all levels - from those frequently addressing basic user queries to experts analyzing complex network issues.

Key Highlights:

  • Python Scripting for Network Analysis: Discover how to automate the analysis of network traffic with Python, simplifying the identification of issues and enhancing network performance monitoring.

  • AI-Driven Chatbots for Troubleshooting: Learn about the creation and deployment of an AI chatbot designed to field common network-related questions. This tool aids in reducing the workload on engineers by providing quick, accurate responses to user inquiries, from simple connectivity issues to advanced network diagnostics.

  • Accessibility and Simplicity: Our approach emphasizes ease of use, making these advanced troubleshooting tools accessible to engineers regardless of their coding background. The session aims to demystify the integration of AI and network analysis, showcasing practical applications that can be implemented immediately.

  • Resources Provided: All attendees will receive comprehensive access to the code and scripts demonstrated during the talk, allowing for easy implementation and customization in their own network environments.

This session is a must-attend for network professionals seeking to enhance their troubleshooting capabilities with the latest advancements in technology. Whether you're looking to streamline your workflow, reduce response times to user queries, or deepen your network analysis, this talk will provide valuable insights and practical tools to elevate your network management strategy.

Join us to transform your approach to network troubleshooting and security with AI and Python.

Being a software developer and systems architect for the more than 25 years, Roland Knall primarily focusses on the social aspect of software engineering as well as network analysis and packet capture

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