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Re: Best sniffer?

John Galt <galt@inconnu.isu.edu> wrote:
>Ethereal (sp) is good and provides a lot of information, but I have an
>aversion to throwing X into the picture when running a packet sniffer
>because it's using system resources that could be processing packets...

You could always capture from tcpdump and use ethereal to read the
capture files, then.

tcpflow is excellent if I need to read a short protocol transaction
quickly, which is the usual reason I find myself resorting to a packet

Colin Watson                                     [cjw44@flatline.org.uk]

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