netsniff-ng - A high performance network sniffer for packet inspection

Property Value
Distribution CentOS 6
Repository EPEL x86_64
Package name netsniff-ng
Package version
Package release 2.el6
Package architecture x86_64
Package type rpm
Installed size 719.94 KB
Download size 208.79 KB
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netsniff-ng is a high performance linux network sniffer for packet
inspection. Basically, it is similar to tcpdump, but it doesn't need one
syscall per packet. Instead, it uses an memory mapped area within kernelspace
for accessing packets without copying them to userspace (zero-copy mechanism).
This tool is useful for debugging your network, measuring performance
throughput or creating network statistics of incoming packets on central
network nodes like routers or firewalls.


Package Version Architecture Repository
netsniff-ng- i686 EPEL
netsniff-ng - - -


Name Value
chkconfig -
initscripts - - - - -
rtld(GNU_HASH) -


Name Value
config(netsniff-ng) =
netsniff-ng =
netsniff-ng(x86-64) =


Type URL
Binary Package netsniff-ng-
Source Package netsniff-ng-

Install Howto

  1. Download latest epel-release rpm from
  2. Install epel-release rpm:
    # rpm -Uvh epel-release*rpm
  3. Install netsniff-ng rpm package:
    # yum install netsniff-ng




2010-11-03 - James Findley <> -
- Fixed packaging bug
- Fixed URL
2010-11-02 - James Findley <> -
- Updated to stable
- This version has major changes, including the removal of  daemon mode.
2010-02-23 - James Findley <> -
- Improved the way sources are provided
- Used the upstream copy of 0.5.3 for check_packets, with a patch
2010-02-17 - James Findley <> -
- Added the check_packets client app:
- This makes the unix domain socket actually useful
- This is taken from the 0.5.3 sources, but with a modified makefile
2010-02-14 - James Findley <> -
- Patched the UDS server
- Patched the help text to correctly mark features not yet implemented
- Added BuildRequires and Requires
2010-01-27 - James Findley <> -
- Prerelease of 0.5.0
- Should now work properly on older (e.g. RHEL 5.x) OSes
- Many new features added
2010-01-08 - James Findley <> -
- Added -Wno-format to hide spurious gcc warnings on AMD64
2010-01-07 - James Findley <> -
- Fixed a few typos in the spec
- Zero padded changelog dates
2010-01-07 - James Findley <> -
- Fixed a few more spec errors
2010-01-07 - James Findley <> -
- Adapted for Fedora packaging policy
- Added an initscript

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