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Wireshark Alternatives for Mac

There are many alternatives to Wireshark for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is tcpdump, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Wireshark and 18 are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Wireshark are CloudShark, Intercepter-NG, Ettercap and Sysdig.

Wireshark alternatives are mainly Network Analyzers but may also be Network Monitors or HTTP(S) Debuggers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Wireshark.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
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    tcpdump

    • 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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    Most users think tcpdump is a great alternative to Wireshark.

    It's open source and use CLI

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    CloudShark

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    A web based platform that lets you view, analyze, and share packet capture files in a browser. Works in Safari for iPad and iPhone.

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    Most users think CloudShark is a great alternative to Wireshark.


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    Intercepter-NG

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • BSD
    • iPad

    Intercepter-NG is a multifunctional network toolkit for various types of IT specialists.

    Discontinued

    App unavailable on Play Store and website is flagged by modern browsers as potentially malicious.

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    Website blocked by modern browsers as possible trojan.

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    Most users think Intercepter-NG is a great alternative to Wireshark.
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    Ettercap

    • 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.

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    Most users think Ettercap is a great alternative to Wireshark.
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    Sysdig

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Sysdig is open source, system-level exploration: capture system state and activity from a running Linux instance, then save, filter and analyze. Think of it as strace + tcpdump + lsof + awesome sauce.

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  6. Proxyman is a high-performance macOS app, which enables developers to view HTTP/HTTPS requests from apps and domains.

    Modern and Native app
  7. netstat

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    Displays active TCP connections, ports on which the computer is listening, Ethernet statistics, the IP routing table, IPv4 statistics (for the IP, ICMP, TCP, and UDP protocols), and IPv6 statistics (for the IPv6, ICMPv6, TCP over IPv6, and UDP over IPv6 protocols).

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    Ostinato

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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 Wireshark. It features custom packet crafting with editing of any field for several protocols: Ethernet, 802.

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  9. Scapy

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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, match requests and replies, and much more.

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    Cocoa Packet Analyzer

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    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.

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