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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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 Very nice program:)

 
 by NeZZeR on: Apr 9 2007
 
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This is a realy good sniffer many funktions and so on ...


But sadly it crashes very very mutch ,but it's still a very good program :)


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 Re: Very nice program:)

 
 by kdeveloper on: Apr 10 2007
 
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Can you send me a bug report? How to reproduce the crash? I fixed a crash bug for the next release, so I'd like to understand if it's the same... write me to the email you find in the AUTHORS file.

Giovanni


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 Re: Very nice program:)

 
 by kdeveloper on: Jun 7 2007
 
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Version 0.3 will fix your problem. On Debian/Ubuntu and OpenSuSE I think you have to run ksniffer with kdesu... I will write a note about this into the README file for the final release.


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 Problem

 
 by fedderico10 on: May 21 2007
 
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Which pakages do i need to allow ksniffer to capture some packet?
The problem is that i hit the Capture button and theres always a warning saying "you got no packets" but im sure theres traffic in the net.


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 Re: Problem

 
 by kdeveloper on: May 22 2007
 
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Mmm, I think to know about it. It's a bug fixed with the next release... Can you write me and told me about what is your Linux distro?


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 Re: Re: Problem

 
 by fedderico10 on: May 22 2007
 
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I'm using SuSE Linux 10.0


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 Re: Re: Re: Problem

 
 by kdeveloper on: Jun 7 2007
 
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run ksniffer with kdesu and you will fix this... OpenSuSE and Debian is made too complex to let work this kind of program easily.


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 Saving files...

 
 by l1nux on: Jun 10 2007
 
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Possible add option to saving files transiting on the network, like OWNS ?
http://owns.sf.net (see Screenshots)
that's good idea, because no network analyzer support this... ;)
Thanks.


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 Re: Saving files...

 
 by kdeveloper on: Jun 11 2007
 
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KSniffer is network indipendent because use KDE ioslave... You can save or load file over the network... You can save a file on a remote FTP server or load a file from an SSH server like you want. You have to specify the complete URL in dialog when you load or save a file.


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 Re: Re: Saving files

 
 by kdeveloper on: Jun 11 2007
 
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Well, I wanted to say "network trasparent" :)


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 Re: Re: Re: Saving f

 
 by kdeveloper on: Jun 11 2007
 
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network transparent


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 realtime logging

 
 by davepb on: Jun 11 2007
 
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Hi

Nice app :) When it's capturing is there any chance the packets could appear on the screen in realtime. At the moment the results only appear when you've stopped capturing the packets.

Thanks

Dave


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 Re: realtime logging

 
 by kdeveloper on: Jun 11 2007
 
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Of course you can. Go to see the Configure dialog. It's an option: you can see in real time and you can see after you stopped capturing. Go to the menu: Tool/Configure KSniffer and set the wanted option.


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 Good stuff!

 
 by G0NZO on: Jun 12 2007
 
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Great job Giovanni, thank you! :-)


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 Re: Good stuff!

 
 by kdeveloper on: Jun 18 2007
 
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Thank you for this message :)


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 More binaries

 
 by kdeveloper on: Jul 24 2007
 
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Hello, at the moment there are few binaries packets. Can someone produce binaries for OpenSuSE, Fedora, Arch Linux, and so on? I will thank you.


Giovanni at KSniffer dot Org
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