Projects / dietsniff


dietsniff is a tiny tool for analyzing traffic on a network. It's not intended to replace well-known tools like tcpdump or ethereal. It's intended for the case when a small and especially static sniffer is required. Accordingly, it's also by far not that powerful, and is also bound to Linux as a platform. While it doesn't use or need the libpcap, it produces pcap-logs that can be analyzed by more sophisticated tools like tcpdump or Ethereal.

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Recent releases

  •  18 Dec 2008 08:38

    Release Notes: Byte-order bugs in PCAP code were fixed and some small features were added.

    •  21 Oct 2005 06:06

      Release Notes: The most important change so far is the introduction of pcap-logs, which makes it possible to gather data using dietsniff and analyze them using more featureful utilities like Ethereal.

      •  05 Oct 2005 12:56

        Release Notes: Cleanups were made to make the "hack" a serious program. Optimizations were included along with new features like option reverse DNS.

        •  20 May 2005 23:28

          No changes have been submitted for this release.


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