SmartSniff is a networking monitoring tool that allows users to capture TCP packets that cover the network adapter which users are using and capture the data between users and servers. The tool enables users to view the TCP conversations in Ascii mode and provides different methods to capture the TCP packets.
It can go with any operating as long as they have a WinPcap capture driver installed on the system. The Raw sockets feature allows users to capture TCP packets on the network without installing a capture driver. It enables users to capture data from unsecured wireless networks, but this works only on some operating systems.
The tool helps users to view the information of the selected network adapter in the window title. Users can automatically add or remove the tool from the program list when they start capturing the data. Users only have to select the capture method and network adapter, and after performing functions on it, SmartSniff displays all the results in the window.
Cocoa Packet Analyzer is a network protocol analyzer and packet sniffer used by Mac OS X. The solution supports the industry-standard PCAP packet capture format for reading and capturing packet trace files. It helps users to analyze, display, and filter packet trace files along with packet capturing.
The solution comes with a QuickLook plugin that helps users to get an overview of packet traces already in finder. It supports Ethertypes such as ARP, IP, PPP, etc. and Linktypes such as Loopback. The solution also supports the PCAP packet capture format and aids in the printing of packets. Cocoa Packet Analyzer comes with port-based protocol detection such as L2TP, ESP, and offers a PPoE discovery feature.