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    Can I see what a program is DOING on the net?

    I would like to check whether a Youtube downloader plugin I have installed for Firefox is sending, like, my mail passwords to any place or not, i.e. snooping on me. I'm sure this is possible on Linux. How, please?


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    Penguin of trust elija's Avatar
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    Jul 2004
    Either at home or at work or down the pub
    Wireshark will monitor and allow you to examine your network traffic.
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    Um... is Wireshark for network traffic, or for analysing local activity?

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    Linux Engineer docbop's Avatar
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    Woodshed, CA
    Wireshark puts the NIC into promiscmous mode so it can see all packets NIC can see. Since most computers don't connect directly to the internet their are devices inbetween the computer and the internet backbone. So you're not going to see internet packets just your local network.

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