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darkstat is a network traffic analyzer. It's basically a packet sniffer which runs as a background process on a cable/DSL router and gathers all sorts of useless but interesting statistics.

What's New

Vesrion 2.6 adds the following:
  • End of the line for darkstat 2
  • (Jean-Edouard Babin) DLT_PPP_SERIAL linktype
  • Print warnings from pcap_open_live()
  • Considerable source code clean-up
  • Updated to gettext 0.11.5, autoconf 2.57, automake 1.7
  • Using ACX_PTHREAD macro in configure script
  • (Daniel Lublin) WWW: Added title="..." to graph bars
  • po: updated nl, added sk, added sr


Mac OS X 10.1 or later

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Negritude Member IconComment+1082

This listing is for an out of date, unofficial binary distribution for obsolete Jaguar and earlier systems.

The current version of the program is 3.07.

The official web site is here:


This can be easily installed via MacPorts.

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Version 2.6
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an excellent wee packet sniffer for unix systems. It just keeps getting better and better. LOVE IT! If you want it to load automatically at startup on OS X, go here.. http://www.anycities.com/user/cor/darkstart.html


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Version 2.3

cor, you're right, this thing is just what I'm looking for to figure out just how much bandwidth I need and thereby what the best DSL account is for me (in terms of $).

I hacked my own startupItem, as your site went offline (or at least at the time of this writing. However, it's not flawless - I get some messages in the console: waiting for Darkstat" even though it's up and running - so I wouldn't mind seeing yours!

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Downloads 12,322
Version Downloads 4,922
License Free
Date 07 Nov 2003
Platform OS X / PPC 32
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