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Re: sniffing plaintext protocols
From: s-williams () nyc rr com
Date: Sun, 30 Jul 2006 21:16:56 +0000

For staters if you just run etheral or ethercap that would show you all the packages going through the network. Now you 
have to read the difference of this on a switched network verses unswitched. Cain and Abel also proofed worthy to me in 
the pass
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-----Original Message-----
From: "itsec.info" <itsec.info () gmail com>
Date: Sun, 30 Jul 2006 19:19:22 
To:pen-test () securityfocus com
Subject: sniffing plaintext protocols


The background for the following questions is purely due to feasibiltiy 
reasons for pentests and there is no interest in hacking.

I have read many articles about sniffing, spoofing and relaying.
So far I learned that it is possible to connect a host, hostA, between two 
existing hosts, host1 and host2, in order to sniff e.g. plaintext protcols 
like telnet, pop3, and ftp.

Is this only in a local network possible or also in the Internet?

I would lik to test such a scenario in my private local network in order to 
prove myself and my team, that this is really possible.

Can anybody provide me a kind of how-to for this scenario.
I run different linux machines on my local network and on hostA I have various 
tools installed like dsniff, hunt, fakerout, P.A.T.H, wireshark, etc.

Any help is very much appreciated.

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