Sunday, February 28, 2010

Monitoring the local system network traffic using Wireshark

I have a situation in my office where I had to monitor the network traffic happening on the mail server due to the server sending SPAMs from some client PCs. So I just put  Wireshark. The server is running CentOS 5.3.

yum -y install wireshark*

This will install Wireshark core as well as it GUI in the Internet menu folder.

I will later on put the details of analyzing the output of Wireshark in another article.