I know some softwares can capture the network packets bases process, I only know WSexplorer, Commview. But they all work with some problem in my Windows8 system.

Is there any other application like them?

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If you are happy with the command line interface and wish to do a lot of other network packet investigation there is scapy - it is a python based interface to the same libraries that are used by wireshark that does quite a lot more.

  • Free
  • Open Source
  • Cross Platform
  • Can create and dispatch packets in addition to capture and analysis including creating invalid/malformed packets if needed.

An example from the demo:

>>> res,unans = traceroute(["www.microsoft.com","www.cisco.com","www.yahoo.com","www.wanadoo.fr","www.pacsec.com"],dport=[80,443],maxttl=20,retry=-2)
Received 190 packets, got 190 answers, remaining 10 packets  207.46...
1        192.16...
2       82.251...
3      213.22...
>>> res.graph()                          # piped to ImageMagick's display program. Image below.
>>> res.graph(type="ps",target="| lp")   # piped to postscript printer
>>> res.graph(target="> /tmp/graph.svg") # saved to file 

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3D Plot:

>>> res.trace3D()

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  • thx alot what a beautiful and powerful application itis... but im under windows plantform and i think scapy couldnt support capture basing process or PID:)
    – MaryOpenS
    Dec 16, 2014 at 5:10
  • AFAIK No network packets include a PID as it is meaningless off the platform and valid only for the duration of the process - instead they have a source and destination port but you can use psutil, github.com/giampaolo/psutil, net_connections, to get a list of open ports and the PIDs using them, then to get the name to match the PID. Dec 16, 2014 at 6:09
  • sure that there IS NOT a PID infor within any packet because of none of level-3 business with levle-5. i think the only way combining PID and stream is basing system plantform program byself.
    – MaryOpenS
    Dec 17, 2014 at 7:41

You can use Wireshark:

  • free and open-source
  • works on Windows/Linux/Mac
  • can capture all network data:

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  • but wireshark cannot capture bases process, i have to examine all the ports process using and set a expression in filter so that get almost(maybe not all) packets. disappointing...:(
    – MaryOpenS
    Dec 16, 2014 at 5:10

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