Komodia has released a FREE SSL sniffer.Â This is an extremelyÂ straightforward HTTPÂ & HTTPS sniffer for Windows Internet Explorer and Firefox.Â Granted, this was done so that we can show off the incredible abilities of Komodia’sÂ SSL redirector SDK platform.Â Still, a free TCP stream sniffer?Â Are you kidding me?Â A free TCP stream sniffer Windows and Firefox!
Sniffer APIÂ is needed when a programmer wants to have a sniffing capability in his application. First thing to check is whether the programmer needs stream sniffing or packet sniffing. The difference is so great that choosing the wrong one can doom the project (I’ll not get into the differences in this post)
There are a few options:
- Open source sniffers, the programmer must keep in mind that if he wants a closed commercial application, GPL sniffers such as Wireshark is not the best idea.
- Propietary sniffers, can be used commercialy, sometimes may look costly in compare to “free” sniffers, but will be much better in terms of TCO.