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IP packet sniffer in C++ with Windows NT??? Any hints, source code???

Posted on 2001-08-09
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Hi,

I would like to build a simple IP packet sniffer (like those under Solaris --snoop) in C++.
So far I have seen this done only with W2K...

Does any one of you know of a place where I can get sample source code to start my
coding? I'd simply would like to sort by IP address To the From ;-)

So I need to be able to
1) sense the "wire"
2) read from it
3) open a packet
4) retrieve the from and to ip address

how can this be done using NT api???
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Interesting this rawether!

But I was really hoping to learn HOW to do it myself as opposed to just buying a
software...

Yet, this means that there IS a way to do it in NT, so that's good ;-) There is hope!!!

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1) Read the information on www.rawether.net.  There is a lot of background information.

2) Get the DDK.  There is a sample NDIS intermediate driver there.  It's poorly done and poorly documented but it's all there is.

3) If you ONLY are interested in TCPIP, there is the WINSOCK 2 instrumented library.  It's not re-distributable but it does give you packet level access to the protocol.

4) Windows XP has full support for RAW adapter access.  It's somewhat controversial (See: http://grc.com/dos/xplaughter.htm) but my opinion is that those who want to wreak havoc can ALREADY do so.  Any capabilities in XP will be insignificant!!
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It seems to work...

Thanks
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