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netsniff-ng - the packet sniffing beast

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  • Debian
  • Fedora
  • Mandriva
  • openSUSE
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • SUSE Enterprise Linux
  • Ubuntu
  • Xandros
Earliest Compatible Linux Kernel
2.6
Specifications
netsniff-ng is is a free, performant Linux network sniffer for packet inspection. The gain of performance is reached by 'zero-copy' mechanisms, so that the kernel does not need to copy packets from kernelspace to userspace. For this purpose netsniff-ng is libpcap independent, but nevertheless supports the pcap file format for capturing, replaying and performing offline-analysis of pcap dumps. Furthermore we are focussing on building a robust, clean and secure analyzer and utilities that complete netsniff-ng as a support for penetration testing. netsniff-ng can be used for protocol analysis, reverse engineering and network debugging.
Equivalent Applications
tcpdump, dsniff
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