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Best network sniffer on Mac OS X

hi EE folks

i am looking for a reliable, malware/adware-free network sniffer for Mac OS X, better free and open source. do you have some suggestions please?

thanks heaps in advance.

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8/22/2022 - Mon
Martin Babarik

Hello,

the answer is pretty straightforward: get Wireshark, the most powerfull network sniffer and packet analyzer.
http://www.wireshark.org

Martin
bbao

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thank you for your reply.

i am not sure if the latest release is fully compatible with Mavericks. I did see posts online saying some not-working issues on Mavericks, how about now? do you have personal experience of using Wireshark on Mac?
Martin Babarik

You're right, the issues are caused by the absence of X11 which is not being shipped as integral part of Mac OS anymore.
I believe installing XQuartz will solve your problem, see here for download:
https://xquartz.macosforge.org/landing/

Explanation about X11/XQuartz see here:
http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201341

Please let me know should you not be able to run Wireshark anyway.
Good luck
M.
Your help has saved me hundreds of hours of internet surfing.
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bbao

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thanks heaps for the information Martin.

just wondering if there are other solutions which do not need additional software or add-ons for running on Mavericks or Yosemite...
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thanks for the information and suggestion.