Handy Windows tools for sniffing network traffic

Sniff Kit


The free tools SmartSniff and SniffPass are good enough for an initial analysis if you need quick information. Open Visual Traceroute provides an interesting additional option by helping you visualize the path of packets on the Internet. If you need something more sophisticated, you can use the free Microsoft Message Analyzer. Administrators who check the network at regular intervals should become familiar with all of these tools and choose the best option for the task at hand.

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