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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' and is a network analyzer in the network & admin category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Cocoa Packet Analyzer for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and BSD. The best alternative is Wireshark, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Cocoa Packet Analyzer are tcpdump, Ettercap, SmartSniff and PCAPdroid.

Cocoa Packet Analyzer alternatives are mainly Network Analyzers but may also be Network Monitors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Cocoa Packet Analyzer.
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  • FreeProprietary
  • Mac

Native Cocoa app for capturing and analyzing packets. Similar to Wireshark, but with a native interface (and less...

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  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.

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    tcpdump

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    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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    Ettercap

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

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    SmartSniff

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    SmartSniff is a packet sniffer that capture TCP/IP packets and display them as sequence of conversations between clients and servers.

    ⚫︎ PortableSmartSniff can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    PCAPdroid

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • F-Droid

    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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  6. tcpflow

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

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    Packet Peeper

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    Packet Peeper is a free network protocol analyzer (packet sniffer) for Mac OS X.

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  8. MicroOLAP TCPDUMP

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    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.

    ⚫︎ PortableMicroOLAP TCPDUMP can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  9. 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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    AirSnare

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    AirSnare is another tool to add to your Wireless Intrusion Detection Toolbox. AirSnare will alert you to unfriendly MAC addresses on your network and will also alert you to DHCP requests taking place.

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    Discontinued

    The official website is no longer available. Last version, 1.5, released in May 2006, can be still downloaded from Download.com

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