Dan Stromberg wrote:
> Where's the GUI for tcpdump?
> In article <3468070E .
com> you write:
> <Bob Hauck wrote:
> <> In article <Pine .
> <> Security Adm <security @
> <> > I am sorry but I had to through this in... for a skewl project I went to
> <> > the BVA(gov't vertan agency of some kind) an I got to work with a 30,000
> <> > dollar packet sniffer. Why the hell they spent 30 grand on it I don't
> <> > know, but this is where our money is going to.
> <> We have a "30,000 dollar packet sniffer", an HP Internet Advisor.
> <> There's more to it than just sniffing though.
> <> This particular box can decode just about every protocol known to
> <> man (TCP, IPX, SNA, AppleTalk, etc etc), it can speak most
> <> flavors of ethernet and things like V.35 and RS-232 as well. You
> <> can hook it directly to a T1 (built-in CSU/DSU) and decode frame
> <> relay packets, evaluate timing, etc. The whole right-hand side
> <> of it is covered with jacks for plugging in various types of
> <> media.
> <> In short, it does a *lot* of things besides sniff packets. This
> <> box is more of a general-purpose LAN and WAN evaluator tool. 99%
> <> of the time you don't need it, but the 1% is worth thousands of
> <> billable dollars <g>.
> <Oh, TCPDUMP seems to be able to do more (there is a GUI even for it :))
> <, e.g. ISDN.
> <regards, Guido Stepken
And, besides the new tcpdump versions, also have a look at the
uncocumented feature "-D" in older tcpdump versions. With it you can see
login passwords running across the screen :) They found this feature to
be too dangerous. I made my own new tcpdump version with ISDN and "-D"
and i love it.
It's free, it's better - its LINUX