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1 Examples of tcpick usage
1.1 connection status
Tcpick is a sniffer able to understand wich status has the connection
(SYN-SENT, SYN-RECEIVED and so on). To see the connection tracker in
action on eth0 simply type:
# tcpick -i eth0 -C
`-C' means "enable colors", and the output is very pretty.
You will see something like this:
23:07:42.672171 1 SYN-SENT 22.214.171.124:41599 > 126.96.36.199:http
23:07:42.822239 2 SYN-SENT 188.8.131.52:41600 > 184.108.40.206:5973
23:07:42.826634 3 SYN-SENT 220.127.116.11:41601 > 18.104.22.168:5555
23:07:42.854681 4 SYN-SENT 22.214.171.124:41602 > 126.96.36.199:56789
23:07:43.084242 1 SYN-RECEIVED 188.8.131.52:41599 > 184.108.40.206:http
23:07:43.087045 1 ESTABLISHED 220.127.116.11:41599 > 18.104.22.168:http
23:07:44.061311 5 SYN-SENT 22.214.171.124:41603 > 10.20.30.40:8888
1.2 display the payload and packet headers
It is very easy:
# tcpick -i eth0 -C -yP -h -a
`-yP' means "payload printable", `-h' means "header" and `-a' means
names resolution. Unprintable carachters are displayed as dots.
1.3 display client data only of the first smtp connection
# tcpick -i eth0 -C -bCU -T1 "port 25"
`-bCU' means: display the rebuilded stream (`-b') only the client
side (`C') and unprintable carachters will be displayed as hexcode
`T1' means: display only the first (1) connection.
"port 25" is the filter.
1.4 download a file passively
Yeah! It is very a simple job:
#tcpick -i eth0 -wR "port ftp-data"
When the file has been completely transmitted (connection displayed
as "CLOSED") check in the working directory: you will find some files
named like this:
# ls *.tcpick
Bingo! If you do `$ file *.tcpick' you will find that one of the two
is a a gzip archive or whatever you sniffed.
1.5 redirect the first connection to a software
You must choose between client or server side, because you don't want
both stream mixed in the standard output. It is a really simple job,
# tcpick -i eth0 --pipe client "port 80" | gzip > http_response.gz
# tcpick -i eth0 --pipe server "port 25" | nc foobar.net 25
Now, use your imagination and let me know what crazy experiments have
you done with tcpick ;^)