Eavesdrop
Eavesdrop 0.5a4
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Listen to TCP conversations across your local network.   Free
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Eavesdrop is an application for listening in on TCP conversations on the network your computer is attached to. See Notes for Newbies if you have not worked with a network sniffer before. I strongly suggest you look into other applications, such as tcpdump (available in Mac OS X 10.3 already) and Ethereal (available through fink and probably other sources).
What's New
Version 0.5a4:
  • Compiled as a Universal Binary. Promiscuous mode and file capture both work. Added a button to save images to TIFF (thanks, Will!). Removed the "Save" and "Save As..." menu options. Although this does not address the underlying issue, it will reduce questions until the next major release, which should fix that.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.3 or later





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Tareed reviewed on 23 Oct 2009
Version 0.5a4 does not work for me at all. I'm not sure if this is a Snow Leopard issue or not, but when I try capturing packets on my AirPort interface, I get nothing. Worse, when I start capturing, a second copy of Eavesdrop starts bouncing on the Dock and keeps bouncing there, doing nothing, until I finally get tired of it and force quit the thing.
[Version 0.5a4]


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macmedix reviewed on 30 Jul 2009
Eavesdrop is really great for what it does!
If you've forgotten your email or FTP password, but it is saved as a FTP bookmark, you can use Eavesdrop to listen in on the conversation between your FTP software and the server. Since the pw is often sent in the clear, you will be able to see it as it goes by.

Just one of the useful things you can do with Eavesdrop.
Works fine with Tiger, Leopard, and maybe more OS X versions.
[Version 0.5a4]

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Cowicide replied on 25 Jul 2010
Yikes, you shouldn't have your password sent in the clear. You should use SFTP or something like it and keep better track of your passwords with a password app, etc.
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macnerd1984 commented on 26 Jan 2007
I can't get it to work. I've sat at countless places where it should be "eavesdropping" and I get nothing. Messing with the config seems to have no effect. Obviously others have got it to work or they wouldn't have posted positive reviews, so I must be doing SOMETHING wrong, but after an hour or so of meddling I fail to see what......
[Version 0.5a4]


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Anonymous reviewed on 12 Nov 2005
It doesn't put the interface into promisc even though the promisc button is checked, doesn't capture UDP even when explicitly included in the filter. It seems like it could be very useful, but right now it's broken.
[Version 0.5a1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 08 Nov 2005
Great!
[Version 0.5a1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 16 Jun 2005
Excellent - very simple to use. Shows captures clearly.
[Version 0.4b3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 27 Nov 2004
WOW, that tool i missed...
Keep working on it and more features plz
[Version 0.4b3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 27 Nov 2004
Really nice program. I only checked out a couple of things and that worked great. The only disadvantage is that I do not have any network trouble at the moment, so I can´t not fully use it :-)

The only concern I have is that it use a little bit more processing power than expected, but for such application this seems to be OK.

Keep going on with this application. Really nice work for 'free'.
[Version 0.4b3]


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Downloads:21,455
Version Downloads:14,566
Type:Utilities : Network
License:Free
Date:10 Jun 2006
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Eavesdrop is an application for listening in on TCP conversations on the network your computer is attached to. See Notes for Newbies if you have not worked with a network sniffer before. I strongly suggest you look into other applications, such as tcpdump (available in Mac OS X 10.3 already) and Ethereal (available through fink and probably other sources).


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