URL Helper Alternatives

    URL Helper is described as 'An url sniffer(HTTP, MMS, RTSP, RTMP) which provide one-step solution to finding the URLs for all streams'. There are six alternatives to URL Helper for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Online / Web-based, BSD and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is Wireshark, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like URL Helper are SmartSniff (Free), Microsoft Network Monitor (Free), Packetyzer (Free, Open Source) and Appknox (Paid).

    This page was last updated Sep 2, 2019

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


    3. 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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      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.

      Discontinued

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      • 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.

      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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