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Hi all,

I've been given the task of writing a sniffer-like tool that, among other things, saves files in the .enc etherpeek compatible file format.  Firstly though, I need to determine whether the customised information I'll be grabbing off the network has everything I require to actually produce a proper .enc file before I go and code it.  I found this link: http://www.networkuptime.com/tips/file_formats/ which says "original Ethernet trace file format is detailed in the Sniffer documentation" but the link to that file is dead.  Does anyone know where I can find this info or at least give a quick breakdown of the file structure?  My Google searches so far have been less than fruitful :-(

Thanks,
daecks
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Possibly you might take a look at the Ethereal source code.  It is a free sniffer that can write outputs in many formats, including .enc.

http://www.ethereal.com/development.html

PS:  Why write the program when you could employ Ethereal for nothing?
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Thanks for your help tropsmr2

Also, found a working link to the document in the source code: http://www.nai.com/common/media/sniffer/support/sdos/operation.pdf

cheers,
daecks
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Glad to hear that you're on your way!  Cheers and best of luck with your project...troy
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