|As of version 0.9.14, EtherApe as these features, in no particular order:
- Network traffic is displayed graphically. The more
"talkative" a node is, the bigger its representation.
- Node and link color shows the most used protocol.
- User may select what level of the protocol stack to
- You may either look at traffic within your network,
end to end IP, or even port to port TCP.
- Data can be captured "off the wire" from a live
network connection, or read from a tcpdump capture file.
- Live data can be read from ethernet, FDDI, PPP, SLIP and WLAN interfaces,
plus several other incapsulated formats (e.g. Linux cooked, PPI).
- The following frame and packet types are currently
supported: ETH_II, 802.2, 803.3, IP, IPv6, ARP, X25L3, REVARP, ATALK,
AARP, IPX, VINES, TRAIN, LOOP, VLAN, ICMP, IGMP, GGP, IPIP, TCP, EGP,
PUP, UDP, IDP, TP, ROUTING, RSVP, GRE, ESP, AH, EON,
VINES, EIGRP, OSPF, ENCAP, PIM, IPCOMP, VRRP; and most TCP and UDP
services, like TELNET, FTP, HTTP, POP3, NNTP, NETBIOS, IRC, DOMAIN,
- Data display can be refined using a network filter using pcap syntax.
- Display averaging and node persistence times are
- Name resolution is done using standard libc
functions, thus supporting DNS, hosts file, etc.
- Clicking on a node/link opens a detail
dialog showing protocol breakdown and other traffic
- Protocol summary dialog shows global traffic
statistics by protocol.
- Node summary dialog shows traffic
statistics by node.
- Node statistics export to XML file.
- A single node can be centered on the display and several user-choosen nodes can be arranged in a inner circle with other nodes around.
- An alternative display mode arranges nodes in "columns".
- Scrollkeeper/rarian-compatible manual integrated with yelp.