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KSniffer

   0.3.2  

KDE Networking Tool

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Link:  http://www.ksniffer.org/
Minimum required   KDE 3.3.x
Downloads:  10675
Submitted:  Jul 9 2005
Updated:  Feb 26 2008

Description:

This application is a network sniffing application for KDE. It needs a lot of features I'm working on, of course it's not yet complete but you can use it because it's in a stable state.

Here what KSniffer does (for a complete list go to http://www.ksniffer.org/index.php?section=features):
- Capture network packets from the configured network interfaces.
- Open/save files in the pcap format (used by tcpdump and Ethereal/Wireshark) using also the KDE network transparency.
- Show some information on the captured packets (how many bytes the single packet is, what protocols are included,... as shown in the second screenshot).
- Let you investigate on the source or destination IP address doing: whois/traceroute/ping/dig/host/nslookup on the IP according the binaries installed on your system. (Click with right mouse button on the source/destination IP address to do this.)
- Let you can choose if you want to stop the capturing packets operation manually or automatically after a time/number of packets/size of the captured packets you specify.
- Let you set different operations on the view (for example you can show the packets after you stopped the capture step).

The last code release is into SVN KDE in trunk/playground/network .

Help is always welcome, also like tester. If you want to make KSniffer useful you're welcome. A list of things to do is in TODO file.

The version 0.3.2 is a stable version. From 0.3.1 was fixed some bugs and added some small features. This version contains all available translations. Feedbacks on features and bugs are welcome. Help, translations and donations are welcome too. To know how to donate, give help or contact me see the website. New binaries packets are needed. Help to spread this application if you can.

Thank you,
Giovanni




Changelog:

KSniffer 0.3.2 [21 February 2008]
- More information for ARP protocol
- More information for TCP protocol
- More information for UDP protocol
- Added useful information in the "Information" column for UDP/TCP protocol
- Recognized protocols from the packet for the "Protocol" column
- Splitted the configuration dialog in 2 groups:
1. Capture
2. GUI
- Added the "Show the RAW Packet frame on the right of/under the Packet Details frame" option
- Let "Save as" enabled after you saved the file so you can save it elsewhere if you need
- Fixed the "network transparency doesn't work in some cases" bug
- Fixed the "losting last packets from the view" bug
- Fixed the "detecting parse errors in XML file for ksniff" bug

KSniffer 0.3.1 [30 September 2007]
- fixed recognized MAC address for ARP protocol
- a more detailed packets raw view
- disable "New Capture" if you have problem with ksniff permissions
- optimize the parsing of /etc/services file
- some more information for ICMP protocol
- let you sniff also on special network devices with no MAC address
- fixed a crash when stopping the file loading
- a faster startup

KSniffer 0.3 [21 Jul 2007]:
- new icon and splashscreen thanks to Carmine De Rosa
- fixed crash when you click on a captured packet after you tryed to open a file, but you didn't open it
- give the port name to UDP and TCP connections getting them from /etc/services file
- show raw bytes of a selected packet from the list of the captured one
- changed "sniff" application name to "ksniff" to avoid name conflicts with other sniffing applications
- fixed bug that avoid saving sniffed data quitting from the application
- get the list of the network interfaces that have different MAC addresses
- check ksniff permissions to avoid users think KSniffer doesn't work: Debian/*ubuntu/OpenSuSE remove
the suid bit: a warning dialog will appear in case ksniff ha not found or has not the SUID bit

KSniffer 0.2 [11 Feb 2007]:
- add/remove KSniffer in/from the system tray bar
- added KSniffer option dialog:

- sniffer settings:
* display packets after you stopped capture available

- capture settings:
* stop manually
* stop after X packets
* stop after X bytes/kilobytes/megabyes/gigabytes
* stop after X seconds/minutes/hours/days

- added data for TCP detail display

- added pause/continue capture

- reading ports name from system (file /etc/services)

- quick search added (dependancy from kdelibs >= 3.3)

- better management for loading file

- better management for temporary file

- root privileges don't need anymore for the GUI

- removed sorting feature cause of bad performing for lots of packets

- getting information on IP: can be detected some networking information
on source or destination selected IP:
* whois
* traceroute
* ping
* dig
* host
* nslookup

- compiling on FreeBSD and some other Linux platform

- fixed boring bugs

KSniffer 0.1.1 [1 Aug 2005]:
- updated nl translation
- fixed configure warning
- fixed compiling with KDE 3.2
- fixed compiling on 64 bits architecture systems

KSniffer 0.1 [30 Jul 2005]:
- starting network packet-capture session
- opening libpcap format file
- drag & drop for libpcap format file
- saving in libpcap format file the captured packet session
- actived the open recent file menu item
- stopping network packet-capture session
- tray bar menu
- packet details display
- when capture was stopped you can sort packets list by: frame number, time, source address, destination address, protocol
- detected protocols: IP, TCP, UDP, ICMP, ARP




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 Language

 
 by tux86 on: Jul 9 2005
 
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Are you going to release it in english language -- or german maybe?


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 Re: Language

 
 by kdeveloper on: Jul 10 2005
 
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Well there are about 19 languages at the moment... a lot of them are incomplete, but no German translator added his work till now. The project is into KDE Subversion System (trunk/playground/network/ksniffer), so if you want to translate it in German you are welcome. :-)


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 Re: Language

 
 by ivwhiting on: Jul 29 2005
 
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Just because screenshots are in a different language to the one your are familiar with does not necessarily mean that the application does not support your language.


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 rpm for Suse 9.2 KDE

 
 by keba on: Jul 9 2005
 
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I made this rpm:
http://www.kde-apps.org/content/show.php?content=26267


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 Re: rpm for Suse 9.2 KDE

 
 by kdeveloper on: Jul 10 2005
 
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Well consider to specify a correct link. No object linked to it.


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 Re: Re: rpm for Suse

 
 by keba on: Jul 10 2005
 
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not any more. They removed it.
They said KDE-Apps wasn't an rpm repository... sorry


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 Extended spec

 
 by miguipda on: Jul 10 2005
 
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Can it do the same use as (the three merged tools) :
- kismet,
- airodump,
- airecrack

(see use in http://whoppix.hackingdefined.com/demos.html select the last new 23mb avi file to see it in action)

Have a nice day,

Miguipda ;-)


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 auto cancel

 
 by linux3114a on: Jul 16 2005
 
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Have created a RPM for Suse 9.3 , but when making a capture on my router IP adress the program cancels after a few minutes ...Unstable version


Raoul
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 Re: auto cancel

 
 by kdeveloper on: Jul 16 2005
 
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Mmm, how many packets did you get? Have you read the KNOWN-BUGS file into the tar.bz2? I have to fix it for a lots of packets... Is it version 0.0.22? Because first than 0.0.22 version I didn't fix the crash bug when you click on a packet to see the details... I fixed other bugs... I think to release as soon as I can 0.1 stable.


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 Re: Re: auto cancel

 
 by linux3114a on: Jul 16 2005
 
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It's the last version 0.0.22alpha
cancel occurs during a capture


raoul
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 Re: Re: Re: auto cancel

 
 by kdeveloper on: Jul 16 2005
 
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More than 40'000 packet on a 512 MByte RAM and 256 swap? Report me the bug how described into HOW_TO_REPORT_BUGS


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 Funny

 
 by bram85 on: Jul 29 2005
 
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Funny, I was just about to search for this app on KAO, but then I saw you *just* updated it :) Installing right now.

BTW, I see there are 15 fuzzies in my translation. What a pity, I'll try to catch up next time.


Bram Schoenmakers
KDE Netherlands (www.kde.nl)

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 Re: Funny

 
 by kdeveloper on: Jul 29 2005
 
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Well let me know when you update your translation and I release 0.1.1... I posted on kde-i18n-doc: the release was just for a week ago. I delayed trying to fix some other little things.


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 Did you know that...

 
 by bram85 on: Jul 29 2005
 
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...only the po subdir is being built?

You should fix your templates and do a re-release (e.g. by running make -f Makefile.cvs)


Bram Schoenmakers
KDE Netherlands (www.kde.nl)

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 Re: Did you know that...

 
 by bram85 on: Jul 29 2005
 
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Ah... solved :) No libpcap installed.

However, I don't like the check in ksniffer/configure.in.in. Just adding the ksniffer folder to DO_NOT_COMPILE is not very user friendly. I'd rather see a warning *afterwards* instead of in the middle of the output mess created by configure.


Bram Schoenmakers
KDE Netherlands (www.kde.nl)

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