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TCPIP/UDP Monitoring

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#1 scotty_ncc1701


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Posted 14 June 2014 - 10:05 PM

Years and years ago, I used Norton Internet Security, and they had a feature I really liked, specifically connection monitoring.  It would log the date/time, program connecting to the Internet, the remote address (e.g. and the remote host name (e.g. mysite.com).  NIS 2005 or 2006 was the last time NIS did this.

I've seen plenty of other programs on the Internet that would give me the same information, but it had to be manually started, and if I wanted to keep the information, manually save it to disk.

What I'm looking for is a program that will do the connection tracking, and automatically log it to disk for me.  I could try and write a program for that, but I don't want to reinvent the wheel, if there is something already there.

Is anyone aware of such a program?  I prefer freeware!

Thanks in advance!

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#2 technonymous


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Posted 16 June 2014 - 05:27 AM

Not sure what OS you're using but here's Microsoft network monitor. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=4865 It's basically like wireshark if you've ever heard of it. http://www.wireshark.org/ Here's a youtube video on running network monitor. You can set filters or log captures of packets. Both programs are similar in nature. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ip7TZOrx9Q4

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 11:57 AM

If you are looking for an intrusion prevention/detection system you can take a look at Snort http://www.snort.org/

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