Cocoa Packet Analyzer
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Cocoa Packet Analyzer is a native Mac OS X implementation of a network protocol analyzer and packet sniffer. It uses the industry-standard PCAP packet capture format for reading, capturing and writing packet trace files.

Supports the Cocoa bundles technology for creating TCP/IP application layer protocol "Analyzer PlugIns". Features a quicklook plugin.
What's New
Version 1.30:
  • OS X 10.9 compatibility fixes.
  • ICMPv6 Router Advertisement bug fixed.
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.5 or later



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Cocoa Packet Analy... User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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ylluminate commented on 16 Feb 2013
Have you considered integrating dtrace scripts into your data gathering process with this tool? soconnect_mac.d is exceptionally useful and there are some others enumerated at: http://dtrace.org/blogs/brendan/2011/10/10/top-10-dtrace-scripts-for-mac-os-x/

I find the usefulness of these to be quite extreme in debugging and finding information that does not usually lend itself readily, even through normal packet analyzation.

A number of useful scripts from the DTrace Book can be found at: http://www.dtracebook.com/images/dtbook_scripts.tar.gz
[Version 1.20]


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Lisa2mac reviewed on 10 Sep 2012
Works well, and a useful tool to have at hand. I also use WireShark, but for quick packet captures, I prefer CPA. I very much appreciate developers who put out utilities like this without charging--value that can't be beat.
[Version 1.12.1]


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AnneMARK reviewed on 10 Aug 2012
What are the industrial co-operations use your software??
[Version 1.12]


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maddler reviewed on 07 Sep 2011
Pretty nice application but cannot find any capturing interface on a MBP with Lion. Any clue? Am I missing anything?
[Version 0.73]

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maddler replied on 07 Sep 2011
Q: shouldn'it be asking about admin privileges when clicking on "scan"?
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(developer) replied on 07 Sep 2011
My fault I mixed up the configs and its running sandboxed. Will fix this fast and release 0.74 in a few. Sorry!
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(developer) replied on 07 Sep 2011
Sandbox also did break automatic update so please download 0.74 manually:

http://www.tastycocoabytes.com/_downloads/CPA_074.dmg
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maddler replied on 07 Sep 2011
Yes. It's working fine now! THX
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Cainer reviewed on 05 Jan 2011
Nice! Not as feature complete as WireShark, but it sure beats firing up X11 if you need to sniff some packets! :)

If the missing WireShark features could be added (follow conversation, protocol hierarchy, etc etc), I'd never fire up WireShark again.
[Version 0.70]


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Tijej reviewed on 16 Nov 2010
Awesome. Works like a charm. Easy and clean. And MacOS native.

I really prefer this over the WireShark distribution, which requires X11 and has a pretty bad GUI.

For my needs, CocoaPacketAnalyzer is the best choice.
[Version 0.69]


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iwamoto commented on 01 Apr 2009
Awesome, new version works a lot smoother, would freeze up with only 100 packets captured, now it can handle a thousand and decode in a second, awesome work !
[Version 0.58]


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mswfujowdffyc reviewed on 21 Apr 2008
Nice to have a FREE, recently developed Cocoa packet sniffer for OS X. It's quite usable, and useful. One might think that because it has "Cocoa" in the name, that it must be a UI masterpiece; it's not. The "New Capture" dialog box has a stop and start button, neither of which are labeled. You have to rest your mouse over them and wait for a tooltip to appear to know what's what. Some features I would like to see added are 1.) the ability to search for text inside of packet payload and 2.) the ability to select ONLY hex or ONLY text in the packet contents pane. Anyway... Cocoa Packet Analyzer is off to a nice start. I'm thankful to the developers and I'm looking forward to its future improvements.
[Version 0.47]


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Philipz reviewed on 04 Jan 2008
Very nice application. Doesn't have as much features as Wireshark or any others, but is
[Version 0.44]

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Roro01 replied on 10 Feb 2008
How can anybody give five stars to a beta application? Just thank the developer for thinking of us and be patient. Hopefully the time will come for a five star rating.
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Philipz replied on 10 Feb 2008
Not sure if I understand your comment. So you can only give good ratings if it is a non-beta, no matter how good/reliable it is?
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hced replied on 10 Feb 2008
If MacUpdate provides a voting function during applications' beta stages, then of course the users should able to post their review scores, should they feel for it.

Ratings during an app's beta stage, should reflect the reviewer's experience with that app, at that particular moment in time. If an app is good, it's good. I don't necessarily think it stinks just because it's in a beta stage. Mind you, some developers tend to keep their apps in beta stage for very long, sometimes even if it's to be considered final. If that's the scenario with an app that I like, then I usually won't hesitate from giving it the rating I think it deserves.
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Roro01 replied on 11 Feb 2008
Five stars are for perfect applications whatever they are. Normally beta applications are not perfect by definition.
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Peter da Silva replied on 12 Mar 2008
Why would a TCPDump (or rather libpcap) GUI "not be a real sniffer"?
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mkllow commented on 16 Aug 2007
Nice job, its nice to see such a powerful tool natively on mac os x
[Version 0.42]


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Bezierboy had trouble on 16 Nov 2010
Download site overwhelmed? Try http://bit.ly/crMYgS

This is from that "other" Mac software update site, not the developer at http://www.tastycocoabytes.com/cpa/

Someone else needs to mirror this.
[Version 0.69]


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Phaleron had trouble on 18 Aug 2007
The window shown on the screenshot does not open for me. No instructions found either. I assume all that will be in place by version 1.0, but for the time being, I could not test the product.
[Version 0.42]

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(developer) replied on 19 Aug 2007
CPA is able to open pcap files. so you first need a pcap file. you can create one e.g by using tcpdump in terminal (tcpdum -w file.pcap)
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Bozo Clown replied on 22 Apr 2008
Just choose File / New Capture from the menubar when the app starts and it'll appear. Arguably, the app should do this automatically when it starts.

Mac-Application rated on 27 Jul 2013

[Version 1.21]



richardspitzer7738 rated on 07 Apr 2013

[Version 1.21]



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ProjectBuilders rated on 15 Mar 2013

[Version 1.21]



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Jensf rated on 19 Nov 2011

[Version 1.11]



MT81 rated on 07 Sep 2011

[Version 0.74]



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Bljr rated on 06 Jun 2011

[Version 0.72]



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ProjectBuilders rated on 19 Jan 2011

[Version 0.70]


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Type:Utilities : Network
License:Free
Date:10 Apr 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
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Cocoa Packet Analyzer is a native Mac OS X implementation of a network protocol analyzer and packet sniffer. It uses the industry-standard PCAP packet capture format for reading, capturing and writing packet trace files.

Supports the Cocoa bundles technology for creating TCP/IP application layer protocol "Analyzer PlugIns". Features a quicklook plugin.


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