EtherApe is a GNOME/pcap-based etherman, interman, and "tcpman" clone. It displays network activity graphically. Active hosts are shown as circles of varying size, and traffic among them is shown as lines of varying width. It supports Ethernet, FDDI, Token Ring, ISDN, PPP, WLAN, and SLIP transports. It knows about VLANs, IP, IPv6, TCP, UDP, FTP, and a number of other protocols. Additional statistics windows will let you concentrate on protocols or nodes.
Stay away from it
Stay away from this program. Using sloppy coding
techniques (fixed array sizes) quickly leads to
problems. When your file grows over a certain
limit, the program won't come up, and you won't be
able to see your precious data.
If the author were actively maintaining the
program it wouldn't be so much of a problem, but
he isn't. So don't trust your data to gpasman.
In case you are already locked out, get the source
and make LOAD_BUFFER_LENGTH much larger (I tried
multiplying by 100). Compile and run the new
version (make sure you are running the version YOU
compiled). Copy your data and RUN AWAY!
Re: I really wanted to use this, sorry...
> But its based on gnome and I don't feel
> like screwing with all its libs and
> dependances. Perhaps one day it won't
> depend on gnome :(
I believe Gtk 2.0 will have a canvas widget. Once
that happens it will should be pretty easy to make
a Gtk only version. Or is GTK too much a
dependency for you?