Network sniffer with application link

Peter Siegrist c88ec5b830 v0.81/si 11 months ago
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Terminal_059.png ffac3ca21d first commit 2 years ago c88ec5b830 v0.81/si 11 months ago


A commandline network sniffer showing the applications belonging to each packet.

It supports TCP, UDP and ICMP packets.
The Sniffer accepts some filter like tcpdump.

For HTTP connections, there is an argument to show part of its payload.

Under some cirumstances the program/PID cannot be evaluated. This would be reported as follow:

 "?/?" = No entry in /proc/net/[TCP/UDP/ICMP]
 "-/-" = Found Inode but no PID
 "./." = The Inode found is '0'

!! sisniff uses scapy's sniff() function, so scapy package is needed:
!! debian: apt-get install scapy
!! other systems:


# ./ -h
usage: [-h] -i {eth0,lo,tun0,wlan0} [-n] [-p program] [-pH] [-pHl]

sisniff V0.80

positional arguments:
  filter                Filter (BPF syntax) on top of IP (in dbl-quotes "...")

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -i {eth0,lo,tun0,wlan0}
                        Interface (required)
  -n                    Do not resolve IP-Addresses
  -p program            Filter by program name
  -pH                   Show HTTP Payload
  -pHl                  Show HTTP Payload, long output