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Offline scuzzo84

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capturing traffic
« on: November 08, 2005, 03:18:34 pm »
Say someone is chatting with AIM w/o encryption or browsing the net on the network and I have pfsense set up, will I be able to capture packets or traffic and be able to read these clear text convos or pages this user is going to?

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Re: capturing traffic
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2005, 03:56:33 pm »
Say someone is chatting with AIM w/o encryption or browsing the net on the network and I have pfsense set up, will I be able to capture packets or traffic and be able to read these clear text convos or pages this user is going to?

From the console issue ( shell option 8 ):

pkg_add -r aimsniff

See http://www.aimsniff.com/documentation.html for usage instructions.

Also, *DO NOT* cross post to either our IRC or Mailing list.  It really shows your impatience and it ends up in the developers reading stuff twice.

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Re: capturing traffic
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2005, 06:58:04 pm »
Are there any plans to make this into a package with a frontend inside pfsense?
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Re: capturing traffic
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2005, 06:58:36 pm »
Are there any plans to make this into a package with a frontend?

Not at this time.   Stuff like this is so trvial there is no reason to.



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Re: capturing traffic
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2005, 09:40:02 pm »
Are there any plans to make this into a package with a frontend inside pfsense?

No, this is a firewall, not an anti-privacy device.

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Re: capturing traffic
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2005, 10:45:09 pm »
All I can say is... LOL!

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Re: capturing traffic
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2005, 11:10:09 am »
AIMsniff is also fairly limited and breaks almost everytime a new version of AIM comes out.  Also, if you look at the code for AIMsniff you'll see why its not really a good idea to run it on a critical network asset like a firewall.