Alternatives to Wireshark for all platforms with Open Source 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...

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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...

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    • Wireshark functions on the lower levels of the OSI model and its main feature is dumping all network traffic for all ports and protocols on various OSI levels. netcat is basically a network service/client system, it serves or listens on a specified port for text-based data (like cat) Guest • May 2017 • 6 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Nethogs

    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...

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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 Windows Linux

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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...

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    • Discontinued
  • Scapy

    Scapy is a powerful interactive packet manipulation program. It is able to forge or decode packets of a wide number of protocols, send them on the wire, capture them...

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  • Ostinato

    Ostinato is a network packet and traffic generator and analyzer with a friendly GUI. It aims to be "Wireshark in Reverse" and thus become complementary to...

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  • Justniffer

    justniffer is a TCP sniffer. It reassembles and reorders packets and displays the tcp flow in a customizable way. It can log network traffic in web server log format. It...

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • iwScanner

    iwScanner is a wireless scanner for linux with an easy to use graphic interface. Its designed in Glade and written in python, so it just need PyGTK to run in any...

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • Packetyzer

    Packetyzer provides a Windows user interface for the Ethereal packet capture and dissection library. Ethereal is used by network professionals around the world for...

    Free Open Source Windows

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    • Discontinued
  • 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...

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  • NetSleuth

    NetSleuth is an opensource network forensics and analysis tool, designed for triage in incident response situations. It can identify and fingerprint network hosts and...

    Free Open Source Windows

  • packeth

    packeth is GUI and CLI packet generator tool for ethernet. Primary it is developed and maintained for Linux, but some ports for Windows and MAC have also be done. It...

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