Packet sniffing

Discussion in 'Security Software' started by Chris, Sep 7, 2005.

  1. Chris

    Chris Guest

    How can I scan a remote pc to see if it connecting to my sql server? Is
    there a tool to do remote sniffing from my desktop? I am using ethereal but
    that needs to be installed on the actual machine. I need a tool that can be
    installed on my admin pc so I can check traffic between any pc a a specific

    Chris, Sep 7, 2005
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  2. Hi Chris,

    Wouldn't it be easier to check on the SQL server to see who is connected to
    the server? You can use number of tools for this even some built in ones
    (e.g. netstat)... or TCPMon from SysInternals etc? Or do I misunderstand
    your question?
    Miha Pihler [MVP], Sep 7, 2005
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  3. Chris

    Chris Guest

    I basically want to check any of my client pcs on my network to see what
    packets are being transmittes and on what protocols.

    Chris, Sep 9, 2005
  4. Hi Chris,

    I am not aware of any network monitor tools that you could run remotely.
    What you can do is use e.g. RDP to connect to the client and then run
    network monitoring tools on this client...
    Miha Pihler [MVP], Sep 9, 2005
  5. This is a better option unless you want to spend few hundred K to have a
    network based Packet Sniffer.
    Srikrishna Komatineni, Sep 10, 2005
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