gives an overview of the connections of your computer
Switch branches/tags
Clone or download
Fetching latest commit…
Cannot retrieve the latest commit at this time.
Permalink
Failed to load latest commit information.
.gitignore
LICENSE
README.md
SkratchWindow.h
Talk.pdf
appdata.cpp
appdata.h
command.cpp
command.h
controller.cpp
controller.h
devices.cpp
devices.h
displaytab.cpp
displaytab.h
dnssingleton.cpp
dnssingleton.h
dnsthread.cpp
dnsthread.h
helpdialog.cpp
helpdialog.h
hostchart.cpp
hostchart.h
intaction.cpp
intaction.h
ippacket.cpp
ippacket.h
main.cpp
menubar.cpp
menubar.h
methodaction.cpp
methodaction.h
model.cpp
model.h
modelview.h
netObservator.pro
netObservator.pro.user
netObservator.pro.user.18
netObservator.pro.user.2.5pre1
netObservator1.2.zip
netObservator1.3.zip
netObservator1.4.zip
netObservator1.5.zip
observers.cpp
observers.h
packetfiltereditor.cpp
packetfiltereditor.h
packetinfopresenter.cpp
packetinfopresenter.h
packetparser.cpp
packetparser.h
parsescheme.cpp
parsescheme.h
searchdialog.cpp
searchdialog.h
searchstrategy.cpp
searchstrategy.h
settings.cpp
settings.h
settingsdialog.cpp
settingsdialog.h
skratchwindow.cpp
skratchwindow.h
sniffthread.cpp
sniffthread.h
stringfactory.cpp
stringfactory.h
tests.cpp
toolbar.cpp
toolbar.h
trafficdialog.cpp
trafficdialog.h
util.cpp
util.h
view.cpp
view.h
viewdialog.cpp
viewdialog.h
viewsettingsdialog.cpp
viewsettingsdialog.h
xmlreader.cpp
xmlreader.h
xmlserver.cpp
xmlserver.h

README.md

Copyright (C) 2015-2018 Jan Christian Rohde

This file is part of netObservator.

netObservator is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

netObservator is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with netObservator. If not, see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/.

                   LIBRARIES

netObservator is written in QT 5.7.0 for 32bit Windows systems (and runs also on 64bit Windows machines).

netObservator uses the third party software WinPcap. netObservator was developed with WinPcap 4.1.2 Developer's Pack. With this package you get an installer for WinPcap 4.1.3, which should be compatible with the Developer's pack.

                   DISCLAIMER

The third party software WinPcap_4_1_3 installer is redistributed WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY.

                   INSTALL / START

By the following 3 steps, you can run netObservator:

1.) You need WinPcap to run netObservator. If you have an older version of WinPcap or not have WinPcap installed, you can install a new version of WinPcap with the installer you got with this package.

2.) Click on "start netObservator.bat". That's it!

3.) Have fun!

                   GENERAL INFORMATION

netObservator gives you an overview of the hosts your computer is connected with. Moreover netObservator provides support to analyse your connections. netObservator is a simple to use sniffer app. You can visualize the traffic by the plotting dialogs or the interactive statistics dialog.

When you start to sniff, only information about the first packet of a connection with another host will be displayed. This information will disappear some time after the last packet from or to this host has been sniffed. This will give you an overview of the hosts you are currently connected with.

After sniffing information about all packets can be displayed and stored in .pcap files. These slices can be displayed after sniffing.

You can search on these files and visualize information you have got by sniffing. Moreover you can also edit filters for sniffing.

For a quick start just select the device of your internet connection and click the "Run"-button. Then the program starts to sniff. If you press this button a second time, the program will stop to sniff.