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January 15, 2009 8:09 PM   Subscribe

Does anyone know of a wireless packet sniffer for Linux that shows pictures and only pictures?

A while back, while testing LiveCD based auditing Linux distros, I ran into an interesting F/OSS package which would go promiscuous, packet sniff, capture and display only graphics files being sent over the wireless LAN. It kept the packet and all other information invisible and would, if I recall correctly, just display each captured picture as an overlay on an evergrowing collage.

Unfortunately, I no longer have that CD available, and for the life of me, I can neither remember the name of the application or actually find anything on Google about it that rings a bell.

Any help would be appreciated.
posted by Samizdata to Computers & Internet (9 answers total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
 
driftnet is an example. See also: webcollage, also mentioned there. EtherPEG is the Mac version that started it all.
posted by kcm at 8:18 PM on January 15, 2009


Carnivore, by RSG will also do this. And it's damn sexy to boot.
posted by zpousman at 9:19 PM on January 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


A professor I know keeps threatening to run this in class during his lectures.... Oh, the twitter icons and facebook images he'll see.
posted by zpousman at 9:25 PM on January 15, 2009


zpousman; are there any more recent clients for CarnivorePE?
posted by odinsdream at 7:25 AM on January 16, 2009


hmm.. can't seem to get them working. CarnivorePE doesn't seem to have any functional clients, as far as i can tell. As far as I can tell, the php client produces nearly unintelligible gibberish.
posted by Freen at 4:40 PM on January 16, 2009


Driftnet appears to be the client. Now off to test.
posted by Samizdata at 10:00 AM on January 17, 2009


I got the example Processing client working (the one accessible right on the CarnivorePE homepage) but it doesn't do much. Most of the other clients are either well-intentioned but useless, or dead links.

It's an interesting piece of code, though. I'd love to see if someone came up with a more functional client. I'll be giving it a shot.
posted by odinsdream at 7:21 PM on January 17, 2009


Not to threadjack, but yeah, CarnivorePE clients seem to be missing. I'll see if I can find a few that are on an external drive over here... It *used* to be cool, I swear!
posted by zpousman at 5:11 PM on January 18, 2009


I will say that Driftnet ended up to be the tool I was looking for, but I am intrigued to see where CarnivorePE goes.

Cheers for all the info!
posted by Samizdata at 5:37 AM on January 20, 2009


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