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need advice for capturing connection attempt details
From: Robert Judy <rjudy () sfasu edu>
Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2004 09:55:20 -0500


I am about to put a Windows XP Pro based Dell laptop into a wireless network for the first time.

I would like to be able to capture details of the transactions that occur when the computer is introduced in to the wireless environment.

I need some guidance in what software is available that will allow incoming and outgoing communications to proceed in a "normal" fashion but prevent my machine from being compromised to the extent that some or all of the captured information is lost.

I would like freeware (please finish laughing before you reply.)

I am on a "fishing" expedition, as you can tell. I am authorized to do this. I can protect my computer via firewall and various other methods so protection is not the issue, information gathering is the objective.

I can sacrifice the machine if necessary (using a disk image to quickly restore it) but fear that I would loose vital information by allowing a compromise to proceed successfully and then attempting to discover what happened.

This may be a question for the honey pots group or the pen testing group but I would like as many opinions as possible.

Thank you in advance.


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