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Hey all,

I have a network setup, similar to this:


   Machine 1  ----->  Hub  ----->  Machine 2
                               |
                               ----->  Machine 3

Now, I'm on one of the machines (let's say, for example, Machine 3) - and I want to monitor the network and internet activity of Machine 2. Is there any software that allows me to do so?

Machine 1 is the ICS host - so, Machine 2 and myself (Machine 3) connect to the internet via Machine 1.

Thanks,
>> IM
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If you are using a hub verses a switch its pretty simple to what you want:

Install a network monitoring tool such as:

http://www.ethereal.com/
http://www.colasoft.com/

This you install on your machine, since everyone connects to a hub, all the packets can be seen onthe network.

Joel_Sisko
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Now once you install the software you can set up filters to filter out Machine 1 and Machine 3 activity, this way you see only Machine 2.

Ethereal is free and Colasoft is affordable but a littel easier to use.

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Thanks Joel ;-)
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