dietsniff is a tiny tool for analyzing traffic on a network. It's not intended to replace well-known tools like tcpdump or ethereal. It's intended for the case when a small and especially static sniffer is required. Accordingly, it's also by far not that powerful, and is also bound to Linux as a platform. While it doesn't use or need the libpcap, it produces pcap-logs that can be analyzed by more sophisticated tools like tcpdump or Ethereal.
|Tags||Internet Security Diagnostics Networking Monitoring Systems Administration|
|Operating Systems||POSIX Linux|
Release Notes: Byte-order bugs in PCAP code were fixed and some small features were added.
Release Notes: The most important change so far is the introduction of pcap-logs, which makes it possible to gather data using dietsniff and analyze them using more featureful utilities like Ethereal.
Release Notes: Cleanups were made to make the "hack" a serious program. Optimizations were included along with new features like option reverse DNS.
No changes have been submitted for this release.