User guide for Ethereal

Written By pcbolong on Sunday, November 6, 2011 | 5:22 AM

This manual was originally developed by Richard Sharpe with funds provided from the Ethereal Fund. More recently, it was updated by Ed Warnicke It is written in DocBook/SGML for the moment.

Every network manager at some time or other needs a tool that can capture off the network and analyze them. In the past, such tools were either very exp propietary, or both. However, with the advent of Ethereal, all that has change Ethereal is perhaps one the best open source packet sniffers available tod following are some of the features Ethereal provides:
• Available for UNIX and Windows.
• Capture and display packets from any interface on a UNIX system.
• Display packets captured under a number of other capture programs:
• tcpdump
• Network Associates Sniffer and Sniffer Pro
• NetXray
• LANalyzer
• Shomiti
• AIX’s iptrace
• RADCOM’s WAN/LAN Analyzer
• Lucent/Ascend access products
• HP-UX’s nettl
• Toshiba’s ISDN routers
• ISDN4BSD i4btrace utility
• Microsoft Network Monitor
• Sun snoop
• Save captures to a number of formats:
• libpcap (tcpdump)
• Sun snoop
• Microsoft Network Monitor
• Network Associates Sniffer
• Filter packets on many criteria.

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