SmartSniff Alternatives

    SmartSniff is described as 'packet sniffer that capture TCP/IP packets and display them as sequence of conversations between clients and servers'. There are more than 25 alternatives to SmartSniff for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is Wireshark, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like SmartSniff are Fiddler (Freemium), tcpdump (Free, Open Source), netcat (Free, Open Source) and Nethogs (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 31, 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.
    2. Fiddler is a Web Debugging Proxy which logs all HTTP(S) traffic between your computer and the Internet. Fiddler allows you to inspect all HTTP(S) traffic, set breakpoints, and "fiddle" with incoming or outgoing data.


      • 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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    3. 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 "back-end" tool that can be used directly or easily driven by other programs and scripts.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Xfce
      NetHogs is a small 'net top' tool. Instead of breaking the traffic down per protocol or per subnet, like most tools do, it groups bandwidth by process. NetHogs does not rely on a special kernel module to be loaded.


    4. NetworkMiner is a Network Forensic Analysis Tool (NFAT) for Windows. NetworkMiner can parse PCAP files and regenerate/reassemble transmitted files and certificates from PCAP files with HTTP, FTP, SMB, SMB2, TFTP and several other protocols.
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      • 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.
    5. CurrPorts is network monitoring software that displays the list of all currently opened TCP/IP and UDP ports on your local computer.
    6. Microsoft Network Monitor is a packet analyzer. It enables capturing, viewing, and analyzing network data and deciphering network protocols. It can be used to troubleshoot network problems and applications on the network.
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    7. HTTP Debugger Pro - A Professional HTTP Sniffer and Analyzer for Developers
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