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Free Network 'Sniffer' Tools

Not wanting to spend a fortune, I did some searching and came across a couple of free network packet/protocol anaylysis tools.

NetworkActiv Sniffer 

This one doesn't require a driver to be installed in order to work.  It's very easy to install and operate.  Right now, I'm leaning towards it for most of my tasks.  Can't knock user friendlyness; I'd rather be working on my projects and not troubleshooting the installation of a tool ;-)


For those into the open source scene, there is Ethereal; but it requires the installation of an additional tool, the WinPcap packet capture driver.

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