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by:Owen Rubin
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I need more clues. What sniffer? A hardware device or just software on a computer? What are you trying to discover? Is there a particular problem you want to solve, or just eavesdrop in general on traffic.

Note that unless you create reasonable filters as to what to see, on a busy Ethernet connection (or Wifi connection) you will see a LOT of data go by, and finding what you want will be a challenge at best.

Have a look at this link to get you started understanding what you can do:

http://www.irongeek.com/i.php?page=security/AQuickIntrotoSniffers

Then come back and ask more specific questions.
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by:reyntjensw
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You could use wireshark for instance.
Could you give a little bit more info on what you'd like to do?
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by:strung
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How to use a sniffer?

Nobody nose.
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by:Owen Rubin
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Great pun strung
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by:Owen Rubin
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Hi Jaxfrost,
I am happy to explain the basic use of a sniffer without crossing the line. But it is why I asked my question as to what he was trying to do. I agree, something does not SMELL right here (OK strung, I can pun too!  :-)  )  I would suggest if not answer in 5 days, just delete this question, award points since I give him the info he asked for (I would not refund) and we will all move on. Just my opinoon

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by:strung
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Personally, I liked the mod's comment that he was "strungly" emphasizing...  That is the most effective kind of emphasis!
Contrary to popular belief...
Mods ARE allowed to have some fun once in a while.
:-)
VM

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by:Owen Rubin
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Did you know you had that effect?  :-)
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by:strung
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Yes. just ask my daughters.
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by:jaxfrost
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so was the answer.
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Owen Rubin earned 500 total points
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Jaxfrost: Have you been reading this thread. At the very top, I gave you a link which is an introduction to using Sniffers.  That should get you started. That is your answer. Now, you pick my answer and say accept, and award points for answering your question. That is how it works here.

BUT, be aware, that a moderator has warned you that IF your posts are asking questions on how to learn to do hacking or something illegal, they will remove the questions and you could be blocked from asking again.

Here is my answer again, just in case you missed it!

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I need more info. What sniffer? A hardware device or just software on a computer? What are you trying to discover? Is there a particular problem you want to solve, or just eavesdrop in general on traffic.

Note that unless you create reasonable filters as to what to see, on a busy Ethernet connection (or Wifi connection) you will see a LOT of data go by, and finding what you want will be a challenge at best.

Have a look at this link to get you started understanding what you can do:

http://www.irongeek.com/i.php?page=security/AQuickIntrotoSniffers

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by:jaxfrost
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good work
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by:Owen Rubin
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Thanks Jax. But now you pick an answer, and award points. that is the way it works. Cheers.
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