Saturday, April 16, 2011

CPA - Cocoa Packet Analyzer

Cocoa Packet Analyzer is a native Mac OS X implementation of a network protocol analyzer and packet sniffer similar to Wireshark(Windows). 
The application allows you to make detailed analyzes of network traffic for debug and research tasks.

CPA supports the industry-standard PCAP packet capture format for reading, capturing and writing packet trace files.
It is also extendable through analyzer plugins, which can be created using Cocoa bundles technologies.

After starting CPA you get a simple clean interface that wont stand in your way.
You can capture network interfaces or load previously captures sessions.

CPA supports everything you expect from such an application, following TCP streams, check headers, payload or use one of the included analyze plugins.

Features
  • Basic packet capturing (libPCAP/ tcpdump filter expressions can be used).
  • Analyze, display and filter packet trace files.
  • Supports PCAP packet capture format.
  • Quicklook plugin included - it is basic but at least you can get an overview over packet trace files in finder.
  • Intel 64-bit CPU support.


Supported Types and Protocols

  • Ethertype ARP
  • Ethertype IP (v4/ v6)
  • Ethertype PPP
  • Ethertype PPPoED/S
  • Ethertype 802.1Q VLAN
  • Linktype Loopback
  • Linktype PPP
  • IP-Protocol IP
  • IP-Protocol TCP
  • IP-Protocol UDP
  • IP-Protocol ICMP
  • IP-Protocol ICMPv6
  • IP-Protocol IGMP
  • IP-Protocol L2TP
  • PPPoE Discovery and Sessionstages
  • PPP-Protocols: IP, LCP, IPCP, IPv6CP, CCP, PAP, CHAP
  • DHCPv6-Protocol (port based detection)
  • L2TP-Protocol (port based detection)
  • RADIUS-Protocol (port based detection)
  • SIP-Protocol (third party analyzer plugin)
  • IAX2 Protocol (third party analyzer plugin)

40 comments:

GeneralMakaveli said...

Looks like a solid app

The Game said...

Seems nice, gonna try it when i get the time

Piets said...

Coolio :3

Jazz bazooka said...

cool :D
also, took me some time till i found where you hid the "follow" button here.

Jordan said...

Ooooo, this is nifty, I'll have to get this.

The Angry Lurker said...

Good stuff, strange name description.

hoaks2 said...

Neat stuff man.

~Fabi said...

Hmm..

phthalo said...

Not that I really understand all of this, but it looks really useful!

Grafted said...

Cool

Moobeat said...

i think i've heard of this

thenitefalls said...

All this stuff looks so complicated >_<

Jay said...

nice!

WOODLOUSE said...

I didn't understand all of that but it must be useful!

G said...

nice looking app

Necroticism said...

I'm hungry now.

Colin Biano said...

Something I'd never use, but i do appreciate when programs have organized layouts like this :)

Salman Ashraf said...

This looks like an awesome packet analyzer. Thanks for sharing!

chronometer said...

interesting app

Wink said...

I have no idea what I could use that for lol

Insider33 said...

Oh this is a fantastic app if you take the time to set it up.

IMaYDream said...

cool!
Regards from Finland.
Read my blog too if you want..

davidbloop said...

looks very useful, thanks for posting it!

Danny Murphy said...

Cheers mate, I'll check it out

Mike said...

I see

Stare Dad said...

does it also list the connections you have atm and allows you to shut them down? Like a "manual" firewall?

Robert said...

This goes way above my internet knowledge. I wouldnt understand what to do with this program.

ds said...

Looks like another nice app. Just keep them coming.

duffboi said...

I haven't used a packet sniffer/analyzer since I was taking Computer Networking Systems at a technical school. Good to know there's options like this on Mac.

SOMS said...

another great program

Trelin said...

Nice. Got any alternatives for aircrack, airsniff, etc?

Lucky13 said...

The protocol support is pretty thorough!

Jack said...

Thats cool and seems useful.

Great blog btw, following (:

http://livintrip.blogspot.com/

chronometer said...

Very interesting app!

=dgrphx= said...

so much sniffing

Wayward Disposition said...

Meh, I don't see much need for programs like this unless you're using your computer for something related.

ed said...

i sniff packets all the time, not the computer kind though

M.D. Flodström said...

Going to check wireshark! :)

PotteryGuy said...

Not a program I'd need, but I'm definitely liking the mac advice in general. Keep it up!

schultzz said...

i could use this on my cisco courses.