netsniff-ng v0.5.6 – The packet sniffing beast

netsniff-ng is a high performance Linux network sniffer for packet inspection. It is similar to analyzers like tcpdump, but without the need to perform system calls for fetching network packets. A memory-mapped area within kernelspace will be used for accessing packets, so there is no requirement for copying them to userspace (a ‘zero-copy’ mechanism). For this purpose, netsniff-ng is libpcap independent, but nevertheless supports the pcap file format for capturing, replaying, and performing offline analysis of pcap dumps. The project is focused on building a robust, clean, and secure analyzer and utilities that complete netsniff-ng as a support for penetration testing. netsniff-ng can be used for protocol analysis, reverse engineering, and network debugging.

Release Notes V0.5.6: The authors have thrown away the old netsniff-ng 0.5.5 code and rewritten netsniff-ng from scratch. It has even grown into a toolkit, so next to netsniff-ng, the tools trafgen, bpfc, ifpps, flowtop, curvetun, and ashunt are now available
Platform : Unix/Linux
Download : netsniff-ng-0.5.6.tar 
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