packet sniffer


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packet sniffer

(networking, tool)
A network monitoring tool that captures data packets and decodes them using built-in knowledge of common protocols. Sniffers are used to debug and monitor networking problems.
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A packet sniffer installed on any cable modem user's computer in a neighbourhood may be able to capture data transmitted by any other cable modem in the same neighbourhood.
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Software called packet sniffers can be configured to capture packets going to or from a computer.
The Carnivore Diagnostic Tool, a so-called packet sniffer, is being used by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation -- presumably under strict Judicial supervision --to monitor telecommunications in the form of cellular calls and Internet E-mail.
If an ISP can't provide exactly the traffic covered by a court order, the FBI offers its own packet sniffer, a PC running special software designed especially for wiretap interception.
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Based on proprietary DAG[R] I/O technology, Endace's network monitoring systems and network packet sniffer tools have earned a global reputation for delivering 100 percent network visibility at any speed from 10Mbps to 100Gbps.
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Since network monitoring is essential to any serious network administrator, and commercial packet sniffers for wireless applications are scarce and expensive, the book shows how to create a wireless packet sniffer from a Linux system and open source software.
Based on proprietary DAG[R] I/O technology, Endace's network monitoring systems and network packet sniffer tools have a global reputation for consistently monitoring and recording 100 percent of network traffic on any network interface and at any speed from 10Mb/s to 100Gb/s.
VoIPmonitor is open source live network packet sniffer VoIP monitoring software and call recorder for Linux or posix Unix which analyzes SIP and RTP protocol.