Tools to check on traffic

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by m00nbl00d, Jul 3, 2009.

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  1. m00nbl00d

    m00nbl00d Registered Member

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    I'm looking for some other (reliable) tools to monitor Internet traffic (inbound and outbound). Just to have knowledge of what other alternatives are out there.

    I currently make use of TCPView, by Sysinternals.

    Do you make use of any different tool, or do you stick with TCPView?


    Thanks


    Edit: I also forgot to ask if it would be possible, and how, to create a "simple" Windows Powershell script, that could detect applications wanting to communicate with the outside?
    It may sound a silly thought of mine, though. :D
     
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  2. nick s

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    I use Microsoft's Network Monitor. Its output, like TCPView, is process-based and, like TCPView, it's also free. You can get it here: Network Monitor 3.3 is now available.
     

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    m00nbl00d Registered Member

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    I'll take a look. But, for what I'm reading over the product page, seems quite interesting.


    Thank you
     
  4. lodore

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    could also look at wireshark.
     
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    If you save the cap to a file, you can also use other forensic-like tools to analyze the traffic and extrapolate interesting details. For example, networkminer is pretty cool and free. There are many others, but each one seems to have its strengths.
     
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    Excellent tool thanks, just installed and it's quite good.

    I'm slightly confused at all the connections to updates.agnitum.com though, in 5 minutes there's been 100's. :doubt:
     
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