Alternatives to Ethereal for all platforms with Free License

  • tcpdump

    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...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD

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  • netcat

    Netcat is a featured networking utility which reads and writes data across network connections, using the TCP/IP protocol. It is designed to be a reliable...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux

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  • NetworkMiner

    NetworkMiner is a Network Forensic Analysis Tool (NFAT) for Windows. NetworkMiner can be used as a passive network sniffer/packet capturing tool in order to detect...

    Freemium Windows

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  • Ettercap

    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. It...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux

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  • SmartSniff

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

    Free Windows

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  • Cocoa Packet Analyzer

    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...

    Free Mac OS X

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  • PsPing

    PsPing is a command-line utility for measuring network performance. In addition to standard ICMP ping functionality, it can report the latency of connecting to TCP...

    Free Windows

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  • AirSnare

    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...

    Free Windows

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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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