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Libpcap
by Van Jacobson,Craig Leres and Steven McCanne, all of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Platforms: AIX, BSDI, DG-UX, FreeBSD, HP-UX, IRIX, Linux, NetBSD, OpenBSD, SCO, Solaris, SunOS, True64 UNIX, Ultrix, UNIX
Categories: Libraries, Programming
Version: 0.5
URL: http://www.tcpdump.org/
This is a handy little library which provides a packet filtering mechanism based on the BSD packet filter (BPF). Most notably, tcpdump needs this to work, and there is also a perl module (still in beta) which can use this as well. In plain english, if you want to write your own network traffic analyzer, this is the place to start.

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