tcpdump Alternatives and Similar Software

Alternatives to tcpdump for Windows, Linux, Mac, iPhone, Web and more. Filter by license to discover only free or Open Source alternatives. This list contains a total of 18 apps similar to tcpdump.

tcpdump is a common packet analyzer that runs under the command line. If your looking for more info about tcpdump like screenshots, reviews and comments you should visit our info page about it. Below you find the best alternatives.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 10/5/2016 1:33:00 PM

Alternatives to tcpdump for all platforms with any license

  • 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 conversations in Ascii mode (for text-based protocols, like HTTP, SMTP, POP3 and FTP) or as hex dump (for non-text base protocols, like DNS). Application can capture TCP/IP packets on your network without installing a capture driver (works only for Windows 2000/XP or greater).

    Free Windows

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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 operating systems, sessions, hostnames, open ports etc. without putting any traffic on the network. NetworkMiner can also parse PCAP files for off-line analysis and to regenerate/reassemble transmitted files and certificates from PCAP files.

    Freemium Windows

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  • Colasoft Capsa

    Colasoft network packet sniffer or network analyzer software for Windows platform, sniff packets, monitor activities and analyze protocols, best tool for network monitoring and troubleshooting, Free trial available, download now.

    Commercial Windows

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  • Ethereal

    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. Its open source license allows talented experts in the networking community to add enhancements. It runs on all popular computing platforms, including Unix, Linux, and Windows.

    • Discontinued

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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  • WebSiteSniffer

    WebSiteSniffer is a packet sniffer tool that captures all Web site files downloaded by your Web browser while browsing the Internet, and stores them on your hard drive under the folder that you choose.

    Free Windows

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  • tcpflow

    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. A program like 'tcpdump' shows a summary of packets seen on the wire, but usually doesn't store the data that's actually being transmitted. In contrast, tcpflow reconstructs the actual data streams and stores each flow in a separate file for later analysis.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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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, this is your app.

    Free Mac

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  • PacketSled

    PacketSled is next generation network forensics and breach detection. Continuously monitor for advanced threats and policy violations missed by other defenses, then analyze and remediate in record time. PacketSled provides three types of threat detection: IOC signature matching, file extraction and analysis and behavioral analytics.

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web

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  • apptalk.ninja

    apptalk.ninja is a great, easy-to-use tool for app developers tackle that monitors and debugs issues with their apps’ communication over-the-air. apptalk.ninja gives developers superhuman ninja powers to see what’s going on in their users’ pockets, on each and every device that used their app around the globe. Testing and enhancing communication speed and security also becomes much easier. Being an apptalk.

    Freemium iPhone iPad

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  • RawCap

    RawCap is a free command line sniffer for network activity on Windows. Properties of RawCap: Can sniff any interface that has got an IP address, including 127.0.0.1 (localhost/loopback) RawCap.exe is just 23 kB No external libraries or DLL's needed other than .NET Framework 2.0 No installation required, just download RawCap.exe and sniff Can sniff most interface types, including WiFi and PPP interfaces Minimal memory and CPU load Reliable and simple to use

    Free Windows

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  • LANGuardian

    LANGuardian is the first and only deep packet inspection (DPI) software to provide SMB network managers with root cause information about network and user activity. LANGuardian gives a deeper level of detail than standard flow tools, and is an affordable alternative to premium appliance based DPI tools.

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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  • Pirni Pro

    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.The core system of Pirni, written in C, is open-source software, and licensed under the GNU General Public License. Pirni Pro is the succeeding version of Pirni, and is commercial software, available in the Cydia Store, for jailbroken Apple devices.

    Commercial iPhone

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  • httpry

    httpry is a tool designed for displaying and logging HTTP traffic. It is not intended to perform analysis itself, but instead to capture, parse and/or log the traffic for later analysis. It can be run in real-time displaying the live traffic on the wire, or as a daemon process that logs to an output file. It is written to be as lightweight and flexible as possible, so that it can be easily adaptable to different applications.

    Free Open Source Linux

  • Justniffer

    Network TCP Packet Sniffer Justniffer is a network protocol analyzer that captures network traffic and produces logs in a customized way, can emulate Apache web server log files, track response times and extract all "intercepted" files from the HTTP traffic. It lets you interactively trace tcp traffic from a live network or from a previously saved capture file.

    Free Open Source Linux

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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 you to DHCP requests taking place.

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

    Free Windows

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