Re: Real-Time Network monitoring

From: Grunt (me_at_privacy.net)
Date: 01/30/04


Date: 30 Jan 2004 20:57:24 GMT


"Hairy One Kenobi" <abuse@[127.0.0.1]> seems to think in
news:HNtSb.13832$YV1.4933@newsfep4-winn.server.ntli.net:

> "Damjan" <dj19@email.si> wrote in message
> news:DBsSb.3242$%x4.367361@news.siol.net...
>> Hi!
>>
>> I'm wondering, if somewhere exist some tool, that can monitor tcp/ip
>> over all network one ane computer? I use switch and have 5 computers
>> in
> network.
>> Can I monitor traffic during them on my box?
>
> Ethereal is a good Freeware sniffer, but they'll all have problems
> with a switch (this directs traffic directly between [generally] two
> ports and prevents the traffic from being monitored).
>
> A hub will work just fine, if you don't have the sort of high-end
> switch that directly supports sniffing.
>

Windows NT server has a network monitor application included that will
monitor and filter any packet on the local machine.

The driver must be installed.

Windows SMS includes a "promiscuous mode" driver that will sniff packets on
the entire LAN.

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-- ipgrunt