Cocoa Packet Analyzer Alternatives

    Cocoa Packet Analyzer is described as 'Native Cocoa app for capturing and analyzing packets. Similar to Wireshark, but with a native interface (and less features). If you don't like the X11 GTK Wireshark, this is your app'. There are more than 10 alternatives to Cocoa Packet Analyzer for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and BSD. The best alternative is Wireshark, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Cocoa Packet Analyzer are tcpdump (Free, Open Source), Ettercap (Free, Open Source), SmartSniff (Free) and PCAPdroid (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 2, 2021

    1. Wireshark is the world's foremost network protocol analyzer. It lets you capture and interactively browse the traffic running on a computer network. It is the de facto (and often de jure) standard across many industries and educational institutions.
      • FreeOpen Source
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      tcpdump is a common packet analyzer that runs under the command line. It allows the user to intercept and display TCP/IP and other packets being transmitted or received over a network to which the computer is attached.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      Ettercap is a suite for man in the middle attacks on LAN. It features sniffing of live connections, content filtering on the fly and many other interesting tricks.
    2. SmartSniff is a packet sniffer that capture TCP/IP packets and display them as sequence of conversations between clients and servers.
    3. PCAPdroid is an android app to capture the phone traffic and analyze it remotely (e.g. via Wireshark). The traffic can be easily downloaded from a remote device thanks to the integrated HTTP server, or streamed to a remote UDP receiver.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      Ethereal® is used by network professionals around the world for troubleshooting, analysis, software and protocol development, and education. It has all of the standard features you would expect in a protocol analyzer, and several features not seen in any other product.

      Discontinued

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      tcpflow, a TCP Flow Recorder, is a program that captures data transmitted as part of TCP connections (flows), and stores the data in a way that is convenient for protocol analysis or debugging.
    4. Packet Peeper is a free network protocol analyzer (packet sniffer) for Mac OS X. TCP stream reassembly. Privilege separation. Simultaneous capture sessions.
    5. MicroOLAP TCPDUMP is a clone of tcpdump , the most used network sniffer/analyzer for UNIX, compiled with the original tcpdump code (http://www.tcpdump.org/), and MicroOLAP Packet Sniffer SDK.
    6. Pirni Pro is a network security tool designed for iOS, and specifically for iPhone and iPod Touch devices. It is capable of intercepting traffic on a wireless network segment, capturing passwords, and regular expressions entered by the user.
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