October 7, 2005
Monitoring network traffic with Ruby and Pcap
Linux.Ars returns with yet another fun-filled edition. It seems like many of our readers are interested in learning how to take advantage of specific Linux technologies. Based on reader input, we have decided to place a stronger emphasis on technical tutorials and code examples. This week, we have some nifty stuff for you. I wrote an introductory tutorial to network filtering with libpcap and Ruby in which you will learn how to make a script that intercepts AIM instant messages sent from or received by any computer on your local network. Ian wrote an excellent tutorial that describes how to use Perl to automate image processing with the GIMP. I also wrote an introduction to Conglomerate, a unique XML editor that runs on Linux.