Sniffing Networks Using Wireshark

September 20, 2008 at 9:14 am (Gadgets, General, New Technologies, Security, Tips n Tricks)

Here is an excellent sniffer tool which allows you to sniff all the packets flowing in the network and even helps on usability by adding filters to the process. This gives and exact knowledge of how information is transferred over the network. Information like DHCP requests, ARP packets, TCP, UDP transmissions etc. Apart from that this is really useful for hacking on to machines. Information such as ip address of the communicating party at the time of file sharing or any transfer can provide lots of information about the location and the network type.
This tool is available at www.wireshark.org
Snapshot of sniffing from wireshark

Snapshot of sniffing from wireshark

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