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    Packet Peeper Alternatives

    Packet Peeper is described as 'free network protocol analyzer (packet sniffer) for Mac OS X' and is a Network Analyzer in the Network & Admin category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Packet Peeper for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Android, iPhone and BSD. The best alternative is Wireshark, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Packet Peeper are SmartSniff (Free), PCAPdroid (Free, Open Source), Packetyzer (Free, Open Source) and Cocoa Packet Analyzer (Free).

    This page was last updated May 19, 2022
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    Packet Peeper is a free network protocol analyzer (packet sniffer) for Mac OS X.
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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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      SmartSniff is a packet sniffer that capture TCP/IP packets and display them as sequence of conversations between clients and servers.


    2. 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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      Packetyzer provides a Windows user interface for the Ethereal packet capture and dissection library. Ethereal is used by network professionals around the world for troubleshooting, analysis, software and protocol development, and education.

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    3. 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.


    4. Debookee is the simplest & most powerful network traffic analyzer for macOS.
    5. 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.
    6. 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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      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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      Build and deploy world-class apps at scale; leave your Mobile DevSecOps to us.
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      HttpCanary supports packets capture and injection. With this app, you can test your mobile Rest APIs very very easy. Besides, HttpCanary provides multiple view browsers, such as raw viewer, hex viewer, preview viewer and so on.
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