EtherApe 0.9.6 review

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EtherApe is a GNOME/pcap-based etherman, interman, and "tcpman" clone

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
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Developer: Juan Toledo
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EtherApe is a GNOME/pcap-based etherman, interman, and "tcpman" clone. It displays network activity graphically. Active hosts are shown as circles of varying size, and traffic among them is shown as lines of varying width.

EtherApe project supports Ethernet, FDDI, Token Ring, ISDN, PPP, and SLIP. Additional statistics windows will let you concentrate on protocols or nodes.

Here are some key features of "EtherApe":
Network traffic is displayed graphically. The more "talkative" a node is, the bigger its representation.
Node and link color shows the most used protocol.
User may select what level of the protocol stack to concentrate on.
You may either look at traffic within your network, end to end IP, or even port to port TCP.
Data can be captured "off the wire" from a live network connection, or read from a tcpdump capture file.
Live data can be read from ethernet, FDDI, PPP and SLIP interfaces.
The following frame and packet types are currently supported: ETH_II, 802.2, 803.3, IP, IPv6, ARP, X25L3, REVARP, ATALK, AARP, IPX, VINES, TRAIN, LOOP, VLAN, ICMP, IGMP, GGP, IPIP, TCP, EGP, PUP, UDP, IDP, TP, IPV6, ROUTING, RSVP, GRE, ESP, AH, ICMPV6, EON, VINES, EIGRP, OSPF, ENCAP, PIM, IPCOMP, VRRP; and most TCP and UDP services, like TELNET, FTP, HTTP, POP3, NNTP, NETBIOS, IRC, DOMAIN, SNMP, etc.
Data display can be refined using a network filter.
Display averaging and node persistence times are fully configurable.
Name resolution is done using standard libc functions, thus supporting DNS, hosts file, etc.

The libpcap packet capture library, available from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
GTK+ Version 2 or above is needed.
Libglade 2
Gnome Version 2.0 or above is needed.
The standard resolver library (exact name varies with OS and distribution)

What's New in This Release:
Some newer distributions (e.g. Fedora Core 5) weren't able to correctly build the previous release.
A critical bug in the preferences dialog was fixed, and Debian compatibility was improved.

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