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Listening In On Other Website Request/Responses

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I remember reading about people around the net can listen in on conversations being made by another user to another user (ie. a person is downloading a webpage or sending a request for a webpage, and there can be another person is in the corner watching these transactions).

How is this possible?  I have heard of a program called: LISTEN  but I don't know if it allows one to actually sit and listen in on the incoming calls/responses from another website.  How is this possible to acheive?

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This kind of question you ask it very technical...
Hmmm from i didn't understand well what you asked but i'll give it a shot to answer.
The most common way to "listen" to some short of network connection is a sniffer.
Sniffer is a small program that is installed on one side of a network connection (e.g system A) and logs all incoming traffic...
The logs though are not that simple as common logs...what it actually does is "dump" the packet...this requires that you have a good knowledge of TCP/IP and network layering.
To make this thing work you need to be running the program on one side of the connection this means that if there are 2 hosts e.g A & B, the program should be running either on 1 of the 2 hosts.
there are off course ways to make a sniffing from a third system, but this also requires even more good knowledge...
For the moment just take a look at the basics of sniffers, you can find a FAQ about them at:
http://www.aggressor.net/pestilence in the library area.
P.S sniffers mainly usage is for determining Network problems from by whom they are generated.

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