Provided by: driftnet_0.1.6-9_i386
driftnet - capture images from network traffic and display them in an X
window; optionally, capture audio streams and play them.
driftnet [options] [filter code]
Driftnet watches network traffic, and picks out and displays JPEG and
GIF images for display. It is an horrific invasion of privacy and
shouldn’t be used by anyone anywhere. It has been described as ‘a
graphical tcpdump(8)’, ‘EtherPeg for Unix’, and called all sorts of
nasty names by people on Freshmeat. It is also possible to use driftnet
to capture MPEG audio data from the network and play it through a
player such as mpg123(1).
Images may be saved by clicking on them.
-h Print a summary of usage.
-v Print additional details of packets captured to the terminal.
Listen to packets on interface. By default, driftnet will try to
pick up traffic on all interfaces, but this does not work with
all versions of pcap(3); on such systems, an interface must be
specified. On some systems, driftnet can only use promiscuous
mode if an interface is specified.
-p Do not put the interface into promiscuous mode.
-a Operate in ‘adjunct mode’, where driftnet gathers images for use
by another program, such as Jamie Zawinski’s webcollage. In this
mode, no window is displayed; images are captured and saved in a
temporary directory, and their names written on standard output.
In adjunct mode, silently drop images if there are more than
number in the temporary directory. It is assumed that another
process will delete images which it has processed.
The filename prefix to use when saving images, by default
Use directory to store temporary files. Driftnet will clear this
directory of its own temporary files on exit, but will not
delete the directory or any other files.
-s Attempt to capture streamed audio data from the network, and
either play it or, in adjunct mode, save it in files. At present
this only works with MPEG data.
-S Capture streamed audio data only, ignoring images.
Use the named command to play MPEG audio data. The command,
which is executed using the shell, should accept MPEG frames on
standard input. The default is ‘mpg123 -’.
Additional filter code to restrict the packets captured, in the
libpcap syntax. User filter code is evaluated as ‘tcp and
tcpdump(8), pcap(3), webcollage(1), mpg123(1),
Chris Lightfoot <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Driftnet, version 0.1.6.
$Id: driftnet.1.in,v 1.5 2002/06/04 15:39:54 chris Exp $
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