[mu PROGRESS] sniffit for muLinux

From: Michele Andreoli (andreoli@pisoft.it)
Date: Mon Apr 12 1999 - 16:49:08 CEST

Hi, folk! A lot of nice english follow ...

This was'nt to do, maybe, but I have stripped some "unuseful" C code
from sniffit, the full-screen ncurses part, of course [ or "of ncurses"? ].

You know "sniffit"? A very dangerous program. I now know his
mephistophelic power!

With this command:

                # sniffit -p 23 -a -t

on client side ( and telnetting to server, I saw my password
flying on the screen!

With this command:

                # sniffit -p 21 -a -t

I saw my e-mail bodies & headers around.

Ok, this is a "moral" question: many Linux distros comes with "sniffit",
but sniffit on a trasportable Linux is a weapon. Using sniffit in a LAN
you can log any passord, e-mails, etc.
On the other hand, a tool like that can be useful for test and demonstrate
the unsafeness of TCP networks. A lot of pedagogy :)

This "sniffit" binary is about 30k.
LO VOLETE VOI? Do you want "sniffit"?

Michele (Michael, Miguel, Mikail - a male name)

Mi sarebbe piaciuto concludere con un'affermazione positiva, ma
non me ne vengono in mente. Vanno bene due negative?
						-- Woody Allen

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