SmartSniff

smsniff_icon.gif SmartSniff is a free sniffing program for windows that allows you to capture TCP/IP packets and dump them in both ASCII and hex formats. This basically allows you to watch the traffic that passes through your network card and shows you the messenging passed between the network devices. You can then watch the FTP, HTTP or whatever else you’re trying to monitor. This is similar to WireShark which has been around for longer and probably a more mature application. But SmartSniff isn’t a bad alternative.