AIM sniffer

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  1. eWRXshun

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    are there any free packet sniffers out there that can log aim conversations coming from the same LAN?

    there's a program called AIM Sniffer that works great, but the trial version only shows the 1st 7 ims....

    any and all help, appreciated. thanks in advance.
     
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    AIM sniffer does work great, and is free. It is licensed under the GPL. I am not sure which program you are using:
    http://www.aimsniff.com/

    I believe you'll need to install a handful of perl CPAN modules before using aimsniff, but it should do that for you in the setup script.

    tcpdump will also work, you'll just have to specify you want to look at incoming packets on whatever port AIM uses.
     
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    how do i get that aimsniff to work........it appears to be intended for unix/linux.....which i know nothing about
     
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    if its on the same lan... install a logging program (like middle man, make sure to disable the advertising, its free) secretly on your other computers on your lan and look at the logs in the shared directories... now if this isnt your home lan, and you wanted to do this at a lan party... i'd suggest looking for aimsniff on suprnova.org or any other torrent site for a full version. also.. irc?

    i remember seeing something about aimsniff on techtv... i'm sure you could run it thru a VM on windows... search for it in the techtv vault at g4techtvs website.
     
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    AIM Sniffer works fine. it's a windows program. aimsniff, on the other hand, is linux/freeBSD, which i dont know jack about.

    i already checked a bunch of torrent sites for aim sniffer but not a single hit.

    VM? virtual machine?

    edit: i'm not on IRC either.
     
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  6. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    http://www.ethereal.com/
    is a free general packet sniffer released under the GPL. Works on windows. It has a built in AIM module so it will decode the packets for you, and make them look all pretty, etc.
     
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    ya i have ethereal. confuses the hell out of me. version 0.10.6 if that helps any.

    every time i set it to capture w/ the filter set only as "AIM," i just see a line that displays the time, source, destination, protocol (AIM) and some crap like [TCP Retransmission]...

    i'm looking for something where i can actually see convos. can ethereal display that? if so.....please tell me how
     
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    Aimsniff is a perl script, you could probably get it to work under Cygwin. Otherwise, I suggest using Linux!
     
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    when i run cygwin.......it brings me to a dos looking screen that reads:

    (my full name)@Phil ~
    $


    where do i go from there^ to running Aimsniff in there?
     
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    I've never used cygwin, but I am guessing that is a command prompt. cd to whatever directory you downloaded and run install.pl

    On my computer, this is how you would do it:
    Code:
    [taurus:~] samm% cd Desktop/
    [taurus:~/Desktop] samm% cd aimsniff-0.9d
    [taurus:~/Desktop/aimsniff-0.9d] samm% ls
    ChangeLog       README          aimSniff.pl     aimsniff.config install.pl      rc.aimsniff     table.struct
    [taurus:~/Desktop/aimsniff-0.9d] samm% perl install.pl
    
     
  11. IAMwhitey

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    bump for any other tools
     

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