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Re: learning sniffer skills
From: "Jon Lawhead" <samurai () berkeley edu>
Date: Thu, 09 Dec 2004 14:07:27 -0800

Most good sniffers will dump the capture results in Hex, Dec, and ASCII. If you're sniffing something that's transmitted in plaintext (e.g. pop3), then you can just look at the ASCII field to see the information. If the sniffer you're using doesn't support ASCII, you can either convert the hex results into ASCII, or get a sniffer that does. I'd recommend ethereal, personally.

Jon Lawhead
UC Berkeley SINE/Rescomp

On Thu, 09 Dec 2004 13:00:50 -0500
 "Carlos Mario Mora (c4y0)" <c4y0 () yahoo com mx> wrote:

Im starting to learn use a sniffer, but now im stopped with the method
to read the sniffer output.

Im trying read with tcpdump or snort the mail messages downloaded by
pop3.  But can see the message content.    How can "assembly" the
message readed with the sniffer?

Thanks in advance.
Carlos Mario Mora (c4y0) <c4y0 () yahoo com mx>

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