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Re: [SLE] Packet sniffer
- From: wilson@xxxxxxxxxxx (Jonathan Wilson)
- Date: Tue, 03 Oct 2000 16:04:10 -0500
- Message-id: <184.108.40.206.0.20001003155503.01b288a0@xxxxxxxxxxx>
I may get dsniff, sounds about like what I want.
For the curious:
I'm the Linux Sys Admin here, mostly because I happen to know the most about Linux. My boss doesn't think that I need to spend as much time on security as I think I do. We've had 2 very obvious script-kiddie attempts in our logs files in only 1 month. I'm trying to prove to my boss that we MUST use ssh, not telnet (we're using telnet all day long, and I had trouble installing ssh, so I'm going to have to spend a bit of time on it.) I thought the best demonstration possible would be to have him watch me sniff a password in real time, then say "Anyone with this same app which I got from such-and-such URL can do exactly the same thing......"
Ethereal is working, but I don't see how to sniff anything except this workstation's own eth0 (haven't read the docs yet though).
I think I'll try dsniff.
At 04:28 PM 10/3/2000 -0400, you wrote:
>libpcap is needed by any sniffer, AFAIK.
>what exactly do you want to sniff? just traffic? then tcpdump will do. if
>you want a powerfull tcpdump-type sniffer, get snort. if you want
>security-type sniffing, then get dsniff, which was designed specifically for
>sniffing passwords. of course, you can find all this software on freshmeat.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: Jonathan Wilson <wilson@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>Sent: Tuesday, October 03, 2000 4:14 PM
>Subject: [SLE] Packet sniffer
>> I'm looking for a packet sniffer. I thought etheral looked nice but it
>wants libs I don't have, and since I'm probably only going to use this thing
>once or twice I really don't want to start off on a
>this-rpm-needs-that-rpm-that-needs-another-rpm............ you know what I
>> error: failed build dependencies:
>> libpcap >= 0.4 is needed by ethereal-0.8.9-1
>> ucd-snmp-devel is needed by ethereal-0.8.9-1
>> zlib-devel is needed by ethereal-0.8.9-1
>> What have any of the rest of you done? Should I just find and install
>those libs, will they mess anything up? Or is there a better sniffer that I
>should try to get? Is there anything that works on SuSE 6.4 "straight outta
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