Packet Sniffing on the MAC

While I am still trying to get TextMate to work with BlogCFC one of my tasks was 'sniff the packets' of data that TextMate was sending.This actually turned out to be an easy task to run from the terminal. You just need the command 'tcpdump'.For built-in Ethernet, type:sudo tcpdump -i en0 -vvv -n -s 0 -w ~/Desktop/DumpFile.dmpNote: Both "en0" and "-s 0" include a zero, not the letter O.For AirPort, type:sudo tcpdump -i en1 -vvv -n -s 0 -w ~/Desktop/DumpFile.dmp

As you are using the 'sudo' command you will need to enter your password. Once you've done that though all packet information will be saved to the 'Dumpfile.dmp' on your desktop. Once you've finished all the logging press Control-C from the Terminal.

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