View Full Version : Packet Sniffer

05-11-2002, 02:09 AM
Does anyone know where I can download a reasonably good packet sniffer? I remember finding a pretty decent one called "Sleuth" something, but I can't remember the website or the full name where to find it. If anyone has new suggestions, it would be appreciated (needs to be free or a demo version). Thanks.

05-11-2002, 09:30 AM
for what operating system????

for win9x get Ethereal. must also install winpcap.


but i couldnt get it to work wif xp cause the sockets are different, but there are a few around for xp.

05-12-2002, 02:14 AM
Thanks. I'm using XP, I'll give it a try though.

05-12-2002, 10:00 AM
theres one for xp called NGS sniff. its ok but doesnt have too many features.

05-13-2002, 04:55 PM
I have two questions about packet sniffers.

Are the completely passive? WHat I mean is, can they be detected over a network? Is their such a thing as a packet sniffer, sniffer??

Are switched networks quickly causing packet sniffers to be ineffective due to the nature of switches? (versus hubs)

05-13-2002, 05:03 PM
packet sniffers are passive.

and yes switches do stuff em up, for that you need to use ARP poisoning