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Bugtraq archives for 1st quarter (Jan-Mar) 1995: Re: snooper watchers

Re: snooper watchers

Ben Taylor (bentsnm.com)
Wed, 22 Feb 1995 17:37:20 -0500 (EST)

On Wed, 22 Feb 1995, Mark Graff wrote:

> Internally, we've been looking into a couple of possibilities.
> I don't know whether a decision has been made as to what to do;
> I do know that it's a harder problem to solve than it might
> appear, because of differences in the kernel/driver interface.

That is apparent.  The fact that snoop doesn't trip the promiscious
mode for ifconfig is what bothered me.  A preliminary truss of snoop
showed it opening /dev/udp.  The problem I'm also running into is
that lsof does not appear to work under 2.4, as some internal file
structures have changed.  Someone has suggested doing some filtering
on lsof output, as a way of keeping an eye out.

> 
> There is a fellow outside of Sun who has done some good work
> on this and I will contact him to see if he is in a position
> to discuss it or share it.

That would greatly appreciated.

> 
> -mg-

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