Packet Minefield

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by Checkout, Feb 22, 2002.

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  1. Checkout

    Checkout Security Rhinoceros

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    Does anyone here know of a (free/cheap) product which will allow me to examine/modify incoming and outgoing TCP packets with a language such as C/C++?

    Many thanks
     
  2. Zhen-Xjell

    Zhen-Xjell Security Expert

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    No, don't know. What do you need it for?
     
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    Checkout Security Rhinoceros

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    Self-education, bit twiddling, idea development, to raise my average at bowling, and make sure all your base are belong to us, I guess.
     
  4. spy1

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    Have you looked at packetmon?

    http://www.analogx.com/contents/download/network/pmon.htm

    (Only works for W2K and XP). Don't know about the 'modify' part, but it definitely allows examination of packets. Pete
     
  5. Liquid_Fish

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    Are you looking for a C++ library/component to do this or say an application with a plugin interface?  (
     
  6. UNICRON

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    I use the packet sniffer ethereal Although I use the compiled windows version, all the source code is available

    the windows version employs the winpcap modules. They may be what you are after.
     
  7. Zhen-Xjell

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    After reading other responses, I see I didn't understand your question.  Did you mean is there a free source app in C/C++ that sniffs packets off the wire?  So you can examine the code?
     
  8. Liquid_Fish

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    Here is an interesting idea.    Outpost has plugin interface so you can write you own extensions to their fire wall.   I haven't had a chance to take a look at the SDK but it can be download from their site.  I wonder if you could accomplish what your looking for with that.

    When I get some time I intend to see what can be done with outpost plugin's.
     
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