NetworkTools

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by evildead, Apr 10, 2003.

  1. evildead macrumors 65816

    evildead

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    #1
    I'm looking for a utility that sniffs ports on my local machine and reports activity on any port number, in or out. Any one know I tool that well do that. Run sctrict firewall rules and need to know what ports some applications talk on so I can open the firewall up for them. They are on non-standard ports.
     
  2. MacManiac1224 macrumors regular

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    #2
    I am not sure about this, but I think you are looking for a NIDS, Network Intrusion Detection System to monitor all of your incoming and outgoing packets. There is an opensource project called Snort, but it is command line only, but there is a graphical interface called HenWen(freeware) for Mac OS X that is Snort, just graphical, here is the link:

    http://home.attbi.com/~dreamless/henwen.html

    Also, you could try Little Snitch, it is shareware, but it is good from what I hear, take a look:

    http://www.obdev.at/products/littlesnitch/index.html

    Hope that helps
     
  3. evildead thread starter macrumors 65816

    evildead

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    #3
    looks good

    Those look good, I will have to give them a Try when I get home from work..

    thanks for the responce.

    -evildead
     

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