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Bman212121
08-21-07, 09:23 PM
Well since we have this nice forum, I figured I'd put it to some good use. I'm looking for an easy way or a simple piece of software that I can run on a windows box that does a good job of monitoring connections. What I'm trying to accomplish is setting up a soho print server, but I want to lock down the computer that will be connecting to it using the IP filters. However, I have no clue what ports it is using, so it would probably be easier to just connect to the print server and pass a job to it and see what ports are being used. The box I'm going to be monitoring connections on will be Windows XP.

crainger
08-22-07, 02:47 AM
No serious stuff. Don't you know, when you get a forum you ask for, you have to post a whole heap of joke threads... :D

evilghost
08-22-07, 07:36 AM
You'll want to use Wireshark, it uses the WinPCAP driver and supports exactly what you're trying to do. It's what I used on the Win32 machine to sniff HTTP traffic to identify the 'pop-up' banner-ad that appeared on NVNews.

http://www.wireshark.org/

Bman212121
08-22-07, 08:04 AM
You'll want to use Wireshark, it uses the WinPCAP driver and supports exactly what you're trying to do. It's what I used on the Win32 machine to sniff HTTP traffic to identify the 'pop-up' banner-ad that appeared on NVNews.

http://www.wireshark.org/

Thanks ghost. :thumbsup: